Noida RWAs stake a claim in animal birth control measures
Residents of Noida have written to Deepak Agarwal, chief executive officer of Noida Authority, and to the district magistrate claiming a stake in the effective implementation of animal birth control (ABC) measures in the city.
The move has come after the Authority released a sum of Rs 21 lakh to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), the agency responsible for bringing the population of stray animals under control in Noida.
The Authority also constituted a three-member committee comprised of officers from Noida Authority, the district administration and SPCA to ensure judicious expenditure of the funds. It constituted the committee following a complaint about irregularities by the agency.
AN Dhawan, secretary general of Federation of Noida RWAs, argues that the ABC measures can be carried out more effectively if the Authority takes the RWAs into confidence.
He told City Spidey, “Residents are familiar with the issues caused by canines. The Authority should contact representatives of the RWAs when the measures are being implemented in their respective areas.”
He said that the federation had requested officers to issue directions to the committee to help coordinate with the RWAs. “This will enable the RWAs to help in judicious expenditure in their sectors. The letter has been given to the officers,” he added.