Let’s Clean Up DELHI this July

Delhi 2010

This July, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has taken upon itself the task to clean Delhi city, which is in an excitement rather disturbed state, preparing for the Commonwealth Games 2010. MCD cannot neglect the aesthetic nature of our city and hence the need for necessary beautification. Also, the monsoon cannot be allowed to play spoil sport this year, because this is the year we host the Games.

A sanitation drive by the MCD will cover railway stations, bus stops and major markets  starting  July 1st and will continue up to the 15th. Major landmarks in the city which cater to a large population of the city like the Old and New Delhi Railway Stations, Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT), airport, markets, religious places and major road junctions would be cleaned and treated with disinfectants. According to Mayor Prithvi Raj Sawhney, this special awareness program on cleanliness will put together  a five-member team in each zone to check and supervise the sanitation work. The MCD plans to begin its work by visiting every ward from Thursday onwards to supervise the cleanliness program. Special emphasis has been given to sanitation of latrines and urinals in schools and hospitals run by the civic body.

Getting back to the monsoon, this season MCD has a special plan to prevent water logging which is a persistent troublemaker every monsoon. In order to remove debris from drains from several areas in the city, the officials will identify at least one site in each ward where garbage or debris generated from construction can be thrown, so it doesn’t block the drainage. To further counteract the complaints regarding debris due to the CWG related works, which could become a major culprit causing water logging, the Mayor has taken a stand to not to pay contractors till they clean the mess. 600 pumps have been installed across Delhi for the same and one lakh rupees have been allotted for every ward in the city to hire trucks to clean the muck and debris from drains before the monsoon sets in according to MCD House Leader Subhash Arya.

As a concerned citizen, it is our duty to monitor this massive task of cleaning and ensure that every single bit of troublemaker–be it the construction debris blocking the drainage, waste thrown carelessly in the drainage or the man at work responsible for cleaning–is taken care of and the target for cleaning Delhi is achieved not only on papers but in deed as well.

This post is submitted by our SOIP candidate Munmun Chowdhury.

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6 thoughts on “Let’s Clean Up DELHI this July

  1. Everything from asking the people working carrying out the work, to writing to the RWA, local municipal authorities and finding out why (if) things are still messy and not being cleaned up…which only means a hazard in the rains.

    When we hire a helper at home, we make our penny worth. Why shouldn’t we do the same with the government agencies even when it is our tax money that is paid to keep our surroundings clean.

  2. In my locality(patparganj,east delhi)..there is a green belt where around 100-150 people daily come for a walk but it seems that the authority doesnt clean the park,not even once per week.can u guide me how could i help in the cleaning of this large area..thanks

  3. @Namrata: Where exactly is this Park? You can either approach the local RWA (if your colony has one and the park is inside the colony) and ask them about the same or if the Park is bigger and outside the colony, there would be a local horticulturist inside or around it. Usually, talking to them works, for they know someone is watching and is concerned.

    Another option is to bring together your friends and try to raise awareness against littering inside the park premises for the Park does not get dirty all by itself.

  4. Respected sir,
              It is very sad to say that you people who is spoiling the name of Delhi. You only know when the month will get end you get your salary.
    regarding no action are taken to clean up the garbagge in rk puram(ekta vihar).
    The sweepers dont come to clean up the dumps. And if they come than they charge money to the people.
              It would be ur kindness if you take some action.
               Thanking you
               Yours faithfully
               The resident of Ekta Vihar sector 6 rk puram

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