Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding management of a dhalao, Mayapuri, Delhi, 26/08/2020

  • 26/08/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Yogesh Aggarwal & Others Vs South Delhi Municipal Corporation & Others dated 26/08/2020.

A report was sought from South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and the SDM, Mayapuri with reference to the allegation of failure to manage waste bin (Dhalao) at Mayapuri Industrial Area Phase-II, New Delhi. An action taken report was filed by the SDMC on January 11, 2020.

The report said that the dhalao (No. 137 Mayapuri Ph-ll, Ward No. 010-S) was a prominent dhalao were huge quantity of garbage, approximately 6-7 metric tonnes (MT) per day was dumped. Thus, if the dhalao was closed down - the sanitation condition of the area would be badly affected. Also, there was no other dhalao in nearby vicinity at which the garbage dumped at this dhalao could be diverted. Therefore, to provide good sanitation condition in the area as per rules and regulation this dhalao was essentially required to be maintained and should not be closed or shifted.

The SDMC assured that the dhalao would be maintained on a regular basis and that M/s EESL would provide appropriate machinery equipments, sufficient staff at the site to remove the MSW collected/dumped frequently as well as keep the dhalao neat and clean and maintain the hygienic condition at the site.

The NGT directed the SDMC to take appropriate steps to maintain the waste centre (dhalao) scientifically as per statutory rules, free of vector and bad odour so as to manage the waste.