The assistant commissioner of South Delhi Municipal Corporation issued a circular recently to Dwarka residents and appealed for support in making Dwarka clean.
The circular stated that the environment management and welfare department of Najafgarh zone had begun making efforts to improve sanitation in Dwarka. The circular mentioned suggestions, such as waste segregation at the society level, proper disposal of horticultural waste in dhalaos (garbage collection points), avoiding throwing puja materials under trees and construction material along the roadside.
Resident said that they have witnessed a massive cleaning drive by the corporation in the past few days but many parts of the sub-city were still untouched. Anil Parashar, a resident of Sri Agrasen Apartments, said, “Today [December 27], I saw that all dumping spots in Sector 7 were cleaned on time. I took some photographs and interacted with the SDMC staff too.”
The circular also mentioned that the case of ‘Eibbani Agrawal vs Dwarka Sub-City’ was being heard in the Delhi High Court. The case pertained to the subject of waste management and other civic issues.
When City Spidey spoke to the petitioners, Ebbani Aggarwal and Gaurav Deep, who had filed a PIL, they said that the PIL was filed in the year 2014 and is concerned with civic issues in Dwarka. But the Delhi High Court was focusing on the issue of solid waste management and maintenance of footpaths.
Speaking on the subject, Madhuri Varshney, president of Dwarka Forum, told City Spidey, “ It’s motivating to see residents’ sensitivity and participation for making Dwarka clean. SDMC is on its toes but it is also our duty to maintain this momentum.”
The circular was circulated among the residents on social media platforms, such as Whatsapp and Facebook. Residents, however, said that the hard copy of the circular should have been distributed to the RWAs so that residents could feel connected in a better way to the system.