SDMC issues 1,400 notices to RWA for not segregating waste at source

Saket, a South Delhi neighbourhood

In a decisive move, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has issued notices and challans to residents welfare association for non-segregation of waste at the source. 1400 notices were issued and 122 residents were fined for the same. The notices were sent out to Defence Colony, Panchsheel Park, Lajpat Nagar, Andrews Ganj, Gangotri Enclave, Hari Nagar, Janakpuri, Punjabi Bagh, Green Park Extension, South Extension-II and Hauz Khas.

Some of the residents have argued that they had been segregating waste as per laws but the pandemic impacted their efforts, reports The Hindustan Times. The civic body had seen a poor outcome at the Swacch Sarvekshan 2020 as it ranked 37 out of 47 cities.

SDMC collects 3,600 metric tonnes of garbage every day. While some amount is sent to the Okhla landfill sites, the rest is used at waste-to-energy and C&D plants. 

Picture Credit: Amartyabag, Saket A Block Delhi 2, CC BY-SA 3.0

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