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SC knocks AAP govt to chalk out plan for garbage disposal

The Apex Court asked all authorities and government, to devise a scheme for its timely disposal

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Oct 21 2016 5:17PM | Updated Date: Oct 21 2016 5:52PM

SC knocks AAP govt to chalk out plan for garbage disposal

The Supreme Court on Friday asked all concerned authorities, including the AAP government, to devise a scheme for timely disposal of Delhi’s garbage, which has become an alarming problem.


The SC also objected to AAP government's plea that its MLAs should be kept apart from the sanitation drive as it is the job of local bodies.


"It's a bully who blames others for problems. Don't say MLAs have no responsibility in keeping the city clean. You have large number of MLAs and you must ask them to spread awareness about keeping the city clean," the SC said.


"45 metres of height of garbage in places are alarming," the SC bench said. "People are dying" due to lack of proper disposal of waste, the Supreme Court had also said on October 17 as it expressed concern over garbage dumped at landfill sites in the national capital.


On October 6 also, the apex court had criticised the authorities over the handling of dengue and chikungunya menace in Delhi and observed that they here were "not interested" and the people have been "left to suffer".


The apex court had also expressed disappointment over the outcome of October 5 meeting between the LG, CM and others on curbing vector-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya and had asked them to hold another meeting on October 6.


The bench had directed that participants should discuss the steps to be taken to prevent the problem faced by people of Delhi this year and also the future measures.


The apex court had on October 3 imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on Jain for failing to file an affidavit disclosing names of officials whom he had alleged of not cooperating in checking the menace of dengue and chikungunya in Delhi.

It had earlier taken suo motu cognizance of the death of a seven-year-old boy due to dengue last year after being allegedly denied treatment by five private hospitals and the subsequent suicide by his parents.