Municipal Corporation of Delhi has identified 17 sites for dumping C&D waste in east Delhi in view of air pollution and increasing illegal dumping.
These are located in the vicinity of residential areas and the civic authority is requesting the residents to use them extensively.
The sites are in Dilshad Garden (I Pocket Market), Seelampur (DDA land near petrol pump), Gautampuri (DDA land, Shastri Park), Yamuna Vihar (near junior engineer store), Brahmpuri (near X Block), Kardampuri (near Ambedkar College), Shiv Vihar (near M&CW Centre), Karawal Nagar, Shri Ram Colony (near old police station), among other areas.
The civic body has been conducting awareness campaigns to motivate people to keep their areas clean and to not dump garbage or C&D waste in the open.
“We had recently carried out a week-long awareness drive in the Shahdara north area wherein action was taken to sensitise people by holding workshops on sanitation and related topics. We even popularised the 17 sites, which have been identified for dumping C&D waste. Waste disposal at designated sites is important to mitigate air pollution and illegal dumping,” said an official.
“There are a total of 65 designated sites in 12 zones of the capital for dumping C&D waste. While residents can dump the waste in small quantities at any of these sites, bulk generators/contractors are required to dump debris at the Shastri Park C&D plant,” said the official.
In Karol Bagh and Najafgarh zones, the civic body carried out a plogging exercise recently.
“During the awareness campaigns, members of residents’ welfare associations and traders’ associations were encouraged to lift waste from public places/parks and were requested to sensitise citizens to dump C&D waste, waste furniture items, broken glass and other garbage items at the designated sites. Dumping of debris on public roads, slopes, drains, etc., is a punishable offence,” said the official.