The officials of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Saturday emphasised on the participation of Residents Welfare Association (RWA) and the land owning agency Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to make an effective model on waste management and sanitation in Dwarka.
Higher officials from SDMC like Deputy Commissioner Vishwendra Singh and Leader of the House Kamaljeet Sehrawat focused on such model in a meeting organised at SDMC Community Centre in Sector 23.
More than hundred people from various RWAs, social organisations and managements of the societies discussed the issue with the officials of SDMC including the staffs of sanitation department in Dwarka.
During the meeting, the RWAs shared their feedback on the present system of waste management. They asked the SDMC people about the ways to improve the system as sectors 22 and 23 have been taken as model sector for proper waste management and composting from societies to dhalao and composting pits.
Leader of the House, Kamaljeet Sehrawat said that the DDA would be involved in the system. She said, “Roadsides, footpaths, vacant lands etc are under DDA and it would be very effective if they come for the cause of sanitation with us. We are going to write them for the model. If SDMC, DDA and RWA would work together then the result would be more fruitful.”
Sehrawat informed that the model would be formed in January. She also said that a review meeting would be organised in last week of January 2019.
Sehrawat said that 30 compressor machines were going to be installed at 30 locations to manage waste. She also said that a large garbage professor unit would be installed at Sector 24 and for that the work had already been started.
On the other hand in the meeting a resident forum for each sector was discussed to be formed. According to the DC, in each forum the RWA representatives and the Assistant Sanitary Inspector of the area would be there to monitor the sanitation work. A periodic review would be done. The forum would be active from next year.
On the occasion, along with President Sushil Kumar and general secretary AS Chatwal, the newly elected team of Dwarka Forum was also present. They gave a memorandum to the SDMC with the bullet points to work upon the sanitation and solid waste management.
President of Dwarka Forum said, “We raised concern on pollution and overall sanitation including the solid waste management, garbage collection and segregation, sweeping of roads, de-silting of sewer drains, poor condition of dustbins installed and dhalao, public toilets etc. DC assured us to sort out most of the issues within a stipulated time frame.”
The solid waste management pilot project is progressing well and soon it will be implemented all across Dwarka. Some residents of Sector 23 objected that in the process of composting in the neighborhood parks, emission of gas may increase pollution. DC assured that it will be assessed by expert team of DPCC and residents would not suffer.
Some residents raised the issue of mismanagement at SDMC's cremation ground of Sector 2. DC assured to streamline the system and offered to take the responsibility by any NGO, RWAs or any association.