Dwarka residents are calling for a smoother and effective sanitation system in the area. RWAs and various social organisations are raising their voice on the subject, and putting their demands before corporation officials and public representatives.
Though South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has started several initiatives both online and otherwise, such as a signature campaign, a citizens’ WhatsApp group, distribution of bins to households, RWAs are sceptical of the outcome.
City Spidey spoke to RWAs across the sub-city to find out their thoughts.
Advocate KS Bhati, president of federation of RWAs of Sector 9, and president of Ganpati Apartments, said, "Many initiatives are afoot, but much work is needed on the ground. But unfortunately, there are no visible changes — you can still see garbage everywhere. There’s urgent need to involve the community.”
AK Parashar, initiator of Mission Safe and Clean Dwarka, and a resident of Sri Agrasen Apartments, Sector 7, said, "I am happy that the SDMC has provided mobile numbers of their senior officers —residents can share photographs of unattended garbage on these numbers. But despite sending several photographs, there have been many instances where the garbage has not been cleared out.”
Parashar further said, "This new team of councillors — particularly the mayor who’s from Dwarka — has initiated quite a few things to keep Dwarka clean and green. We welcome their efforts, but how long will it take to bring about a visible change? And with so many initiatives in place, will things come together at all?"
RWA president of Sector 8, PS Dhunta, said, "For a smooth and effective system, there must be good coordination between the officials, government representatives, RWAs and residents. I find that missing.”TAGS: Dwarka / Residents / South Delhi Municipal Corporation / SDMC / Garbage / RWAs / Ganpati Apartments / Sector 9 / Sri Agrasen Apartments