Deputy Commissioner of Najafgarh Zone, Sanjeev Kumar, visited Dwarka to get a first-hand account of the city’s sanitation situation and take direct feedback from the people. He also met the members of Dwarka Forum, who are working to promote waste segregation and composting in the city.
The deputy commissioner (DC) and the members had an interactive session at the community hall of Sector 23 and later visited different dhalaos to know the status of garbage disposal. The members also demanded fogging in schools, DDA pockets and group housing societies.
President of the forum and a resident of Ekta Society, Sector 3, Madhuri Varshney, said, “We asked him about segregation to reduce the load on landfill sites and dhalaos. We requested for an efficient garbage pick-up system and emphasised the need for decentralised composting. We demanded a roadmap of the pick-up trucks to check whether the routes allowed optimised output. We also asked Kumar to provide dustbins carts for the societies near dhalaos to reduce the burden on trucks.”
Sunil Sareen, joint secretary of the forum and a resident of Bharat Vandana Apartments, Sector 19, said, “We took a round of the city with the DC and showed him the landfill sites made in areas such as sectors 19, 12 and 11. We also showed him the new spots for dumping garbage. We asked him to ensure effective management of such sites. We also requested him to meet every fortnight to carry out a review.”
On the menace of dengue and chikungunya, Kumar assured the forum that all possible measures would be taken to check their spread.