Rules and regulations for waste segregation and disposal have also been laid down. Non-compliance amounts to a hefty penalty.
Today, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) started distributing big dustbins to the societies in Dwarka. Now, each society is getting its share of blue and green dustbins. These dustbins have lids and are meant to hold segregated waste. Along with the dustbins, SDMC has also handed notes pertaining to the rules of waste management.
According to the Corporation, 2700 dustbins will be allotted to the sub city. A cycle rickshaw will also be given to each society for waste collection.
Going forward, the RWAs and managements of the societies have to ensure the segregation of waste, which would be collected by the SDMC vehicles. Incidentally any society that does not follow the rules laid down by SDMC in relation to waste management, shall be liable for a fine of Rs 5000.
The Mayor of SDMC has urged Dwarkaites to follow all rules for a robust system of sanitation. “We want the city to be neat and clean and perfectly managed as far as sanitation is concerned,” he said.
The Mayor also emphasized that the dustbins have to be kept inside the society premises and not on the roads.
Speaking about the initiative, Romila Gandhi, a resident of True Friends Apartments, Sector 6, says, "The concept is good but it is early to say whether it will be successful.”
Secretary of Federation of CGHS, V Selvarajan said, “Segregation at source point is always good and it should be done. The distribution of dustbins is also a good step. However, residents, RWAs and society managements are not clear about SDMC’s next step. The segregated waste must be managed properly. We should know where it will go and how it will be managed. The Corporation should also make the community aware about these things. Infact, a paper on waste management at SDMC’s end should also have been distributed today."