The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has planned to take action against the Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) for throwing horticulture waste in open areas such as footpaths. The officials, who are careless about keeping the area clean, are also on the radar of SDMC.
The SDMC Deputy Commissioner of Najafgarh Zone, Vishwendra Singh said that the officials have already been given directions on the subject. He has also circulated his message on social media.
“I have asked the Horticulture Department to remove tree cutting waste from all places in Dwarka in a programmed manner. They have their wherewithal and they will do the job. If they fail to do so then they will face the music. Strict action will be taken against them,” said Singh.
According to the officials, no one will be spared from penalty or prosecution under the law of the Municipal Corporation for mismanagement of waste. “It has been said by the higher officials that the RWAs are being sent the letter regarding the management of solid waste and horticulture waste,” officials added.
The leader of the House, SDMC, Kamaljeet Sehrawat said that the entire Dwarka would be cleaned from horticulture waste and then the societies will be asked not to throw such waste on footpaths otherwise a penalty will be imposed.
President of Dwarka Forum, Rejimon CK said, “This is an excellent move from SDMC. After these instructions, I request to RWAs to carry out the pruning of shrubs or trees on a fixed schedule and call SDMC to collect it afterwards. I request people not to throw waste on lanes. Let the SDMC share the contact details of officials who will be contacted for collection of green waste.”
Dwarka has been facing the problem of horticulture waste for a long time and SDMC has been a failure in managing it. Now with the directives and assurances by SDMC people, there is a hope that things will change soon. RK Singh, a resident of Sector-12 said, “I hope that something will happen this time otherwise the SDMC has been a failure in managing horticulture waste.”