Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tired of promises, Delhiites seek an end to garbage crisis : DNA

RWAs rue that civic bodies pay scant attention to this burning issue; situation worst in east Delhi, where municipal sanitation workers have gone on 5 strikes in 2 years

With municipal polls round the corner, Delhiites have made it clear that they are in no mood for more empty promises as far as the garbage crisis in the city is concerned. The problem of solid waste management has been haunting the residents for far too long, and people now want some concrete solutions.
“There is no proper garbage collection system. In most areas, garbage is overflowing from dhalaos (landfills), leading to unhygienic and unhealthy living conditions. The overall cleanliness of our area has severely deteriorated,” said BS Vohra, a resident of Krishna Nagar and President of the East Delhi Residents Welfare Association (RWA) Joint Front.
In the last two years, the municipal sanitation workers in east Delhi have gone on a strike for as many as five times, over issues such as delayed salary payment. The entire region is dotted with dhalaos bursting at the seams and roads are lined with garbage. The overflowing dhalaos in residential colonies have given birth to a stray animal menace as well. In most authorised colonies, door-to-door garbage collection is organised by RWAs themselves.
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