The unclean reality of Clean India campaign in Dwarka

By Akhilesh Pandey
Photo: Akhilesh Pandey
Posted: Oct 07, 2017

A cleaning spree can generate litter. Yes indeed if one observes the ongoing ‘Clean India’ campaign at Dwarka. Broken and un-emptied dustbins at public places and horticulture waste callously dumped on footpaths, roadsides and dumping spots catch your eye as you walk or drive through the subcity. Garbage too is burnt most inappropriately.

Moreover, the newly installed plastic dustbins at the entrance of market places are in a damaged state. A resident of Sector 4, Sameer Rahi said, “These dustbins are a telling reminder of the fact that Clean India is yet another public interest initiative where accountability is totally lacking. This is sad as public money has been used. Clean India can never be successful if this continues.”

“Throughout Dwarka, public dustbins are totally mismanaged. Be it markets, bus stands or parks the dustbins are never cleared on time,” said Suman Tiwari, a resident of Sector 11.

Burning of garbage and throwing of horticulture waste on footpaths and roadsides also point to the appalling apathy of the civic administrators and common people, who are equal stakeholders of Clean India.

Dumping spots in Sector 14, Sector 20, Sector 8, Sector 7 are now garbage burning sites. DK Sarkar a resident of Sector 6 said, “I feel that the municipal corporation is responsible for rampant garbage burning in the subcity. They could have stopped the phenomenon but have failed.”

Retorting this allegation, Deputy Commissioner of SDMC, Najafgarh Zone, Sanjeev Kumar said, “We are very strict about garbage burning. I will ask the concerned officials to locate the garbage burning sites and prosecute the people who are doing it. I shall also take remedial measures in terms of broken and mismanaged dustbins and improper garbage disposal.” 


TAGS: Clean India campaign / SDMC / Sector 11 / Sector 14 / Sector 20 / Sector 8 / Sector 7 / Sector 6 / Dustbins / Garbage burning