Delhi: Waste segregation in 32% of civic wards

Waste segregation at the source is being implemented in just 32% wards in the national capital — 94 out of 294 wards — according to the 2020-2021 Delhi economic survey.

While all 22 wards under the New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Cantt areas have successfully implemented waste segregation, it has taken off in only 72 wards (26%) of the remaining 272 wards under the three MCDs, data suggests.

Rajiv Jain, nodal officer of the SDMC’s Swachh Bharat mission, told the Indian Express that most people are segregating waste in at least 37 of 104 wards: “By March next year, we will make it 100% percent. At present, we are educating people by taking RWAs into consensus, then stop garbage collection and later resort to slapping fines.”

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