Delhi catches up with Bangalore on garbage dumps..

As we keep ignoring the basics, the mess is just piling across Indian cities. As scholars and media celebrate the rising urbanisation in India, Indian citizens are not one bit amused. It is leading to multiple hazards.

This blog has written several posts on Bangalore’s garbage problems. Now Delhi seems to be catching up as well.

Voicing concern over dumping of garbage on the streets due to strike by sanitation workers of municipal corporations, National Green Tribunal today asked the civic bodies to remove the solid waste within two days and directed the Delhi government to extend its support to them.

“We direct that all the municipal corporations of Delhi to remove the garbage dumped in their jurisdiction areas within two days. We also direct the government of NCT Delhi to extend all cooperation to the officials of civic bodies concerned,” a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar said.

The panel also issued notice to all the three municipal corporations–East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC)– and the Delhi government and posted the matter for further hearing on Friday. 

The green panel’s order came on a plea mentioned before it by advocate Sanjeev Ralli who said that due to strike of sanitation staff of civic bodies, garbage is being dumped on the streets of Delhi and also before houses which is becoming a grave cause of environmental pollution.

Though, the problem is not a one time thing due to the strike. But a problem which has been there for a while. It too is becoming a garbage capital. How our cities are fighting for such coveted titles as – garbage capital, pothole capital, power cut capital and so on..

The difference between hype and reality is widening with each passing day..

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