Dwarka: The open concrete compost pits set up near Studio Apartments in Sector 16B in Dwarka is causing inconvenience to the residents due to the foul smell emanating from them. The residents are hassled and want a solution to the problem.
The Centre had earlier said that the big landfills should not be made in the national capital and rather suggested making compost pits at the local level. After that, a dhalao was converted into compost pits in Sector 16B. Now it has become a bone of contention as the residents are forced to live with the stink.
The pits were set up to compost waste collected from households. Nowadays, the place has turned out to be a shed for stray cattle and dogs. The waste including leftovers causes an unpleasant smell.
Most of the residents want the authorities to relocate the pits or give some solution. They said that it has become impossible for them to live in the area with a foul smell.
Veena Sharma, a resident of Sector 16B said, “We are now asking for the removal of its two compost pits. They smell very bad and attract scavenging birds and animals like cows, dogs, pigs and insects. The situation has worsened after the rains.”
With the setting up of the Methanation Plant in front of Sector 14 Metro, it was expected that the segregation of dry and wet waste would be done in an effective manner. But it has led to other problems.
A social worker from Dwarka, Ramesh Mumukshu said that such kind of work should only be started in consultation with neighbouring residents. He said, “The MCD should take notice of our problems by taking concrete steps, making small pits instead of big slopes. With public cooperation, they can convert waste into a resource.”