Residents, wearing masks and holding a banner, staged the protest at the site in morning hours.
About hundred residents from Golf Link Apartments and Samriddhi Apartments in Sector 18B, Dwarka, staged a silent protest against the garbage and debris dumping in a vacant land.
The land is in front of these two societies. Residents, wearing masks and holding a banner, staged the protest at the site in the morning. They said that the dumping had been there for two to three years causing air pollution and creating health hazard to the people in surrounding societies.
President of RWA of Golf Link Apartments, Ravinder Khatri said that the dumping was being done in organised way by private players and also the municipal corporation.
“Such dumping must be stopped as soon as possible as we have become a sufferer due to foul smell and dust particles in the air. After getting fed up, we started this protest so that administration could listen our voice,” he added.
People said that many complaints had been made to the civic bodies and other agencies. They even went to National Green Tribunal in this regard.
“This is utter negligence by the authority as rampant dumping is there since 2016. I am a senior citizen and I feel difficulty in breathing when the wind direction is towards us from the dumping yard,” said Sukhbir Singh Sihmar, Ex-RWA president of Samriddhi Apartments.
According to people, they had also knocked the door of NGT so that the dumping could be stopped. Since last one year, they have been communicating with different agencies but nothing effective has happened on ground.
VK Singhal, a resident of Golf Link Apartments said that he had been writing continuously on the subject. “This is unfortunate that we are suffering and the authorities are not serious,” he said.
Dr Sumit Dookia, who is Assistant Professor of Environment Management at IP University, Dwarka Campus, is a resident of Golf Link Apartments.
He has been raising the issue with various departments. He said that since last one year, the problem aggravated.
“If the immediate initiative is not taken to stop such dumping, then it would be disastrous for human health and environment both. One could see many trees dying there due to dumping,” he added.
Councillor of Dwarka A Ward, Nitika Sharma also visited the spot and interacted with the residents. She assured to take initiative to make the issue resolved.