Dwarka awaits waste segregation bins as SDMC misses deadline
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Dwarka awaits waste segregation bins as SDMC misses deadline

Residents question the delay in distribution of the bins and ask why they should come to collect the bins instead of the authority distributing them.

Dwarka awaits waste segregation bins as SDMC misses deadline

Resident welfare associations and the managing committees in Dwarka are becoming more and more concerned about the dustbins that were supposed to be given to them by the South Delhi Municpal Corporation.

According to residents, in a meeting between the SDMC, RWAs and social organisations held on May 23, it was decided that each flat in the societies of Dwarka would be given a green and a blue coloured dustbin as part of Swachh Bharat Mission and for solid waste management by SDMC till June 5, 2017.

At a review meeting with RWAs in Sector 23 recently, one of the officials had said that the societies should approach the SDMC office to collect the bins. RWAs and managements of societies are now asking why the corporation doesn’t give it to the societies itself. They also say that there is a huge communication gap between the authority and the residents, which is causing confusion about the bins. The subject of how the bins would be distributed has become a topic discussion among residents.

KS Bhati, president of Federation of RWAs of Sector 9 (FORWAS) and president of Ganpati Apartments, Sector 9, said, “If they were supposed to distribute dustbins, it should have been done by now. They should act instead of talking.”

Societies are also saying that all RWAs and managements of societies in the sub city have not been informed about the subject. KS Thakur, president of Kalyani Apartments, Sector 4, said in WhatsApp group that residents were waiting to get the dustbins.

Sudha Sinha, general secretary of Federation of Cooperative Group Housing Societies, Dwarka, told City Spidey, “As far as distribution of bins to every household is concerned, it is a very tedious process. Doing so in 394 societies and 52 DDA pockets, and reaching out to all households will take months. If SDMC delivers, it will be a great achievement. My opinion is that the authorities should encourage a proper waste segregation system instead of distributing free bins to people. Once they streamline garbage collection process, things will probably start improving.”