Waste being collected from a villa in Gurugram
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has claimed that 100 percent door-to-door waste collection has been achieved in the city, with 70 percent of waste being segregated at the source. The MCG has also reported that the number of waste-burning hotspots has decreased.
Contrary to the MCG’s claims, citizens and environmentalists argue that the situation on the ground is completely different. Gurugram residents have long complained to the authorities about the problem of open rubbish burning.
Ahuja said special squads have been formed to reduce the burning of waste in hotspots such as market areas, residential complexes and slums and their number has been brought down to zero. According to officials, it took them three months- from October to December last year to reduce the number of GVPs from 40 to 20, reports India Today.
The claims made by the commissioner of MCG were outrightly dismissed by the environmentalists and residents of the city.