Waste disposal a big challenge, says Dixit

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on December 23, 2011 Published on December 23, 2011

The Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dixit, today described disposal of garbage and solid wastes as “major challenge” facing the city, saying limited landfill sites and refusal by neighbouring States to give land to Delhi was compounding the problem.

Ms Dixit said the neighbouring States have refused to give land to Delhi for disposal of garbage and other solid wastes even though the city government had proposed to set up waste recycle plants if land was allotted.

“Disposal of ever-increasing garbage and solid wastes has become a major challenge for us. It is a huge problem facing Delhi. We do not have land and nobody else is willing to give us land,” she said speaking at a function organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Delhi, which is the largest municipal solid waste producer in the country, generates over 7,000 tonnes of solid wastes every day, followed by Mumbai with 6,500 tonnes.

The Chief Minister also identified as another major challenge for her to provide houses to slum dwellers and sought and sought help of private sector in construction of around 3 to 4 lakh dwelling units for low income group in the next four years.

“Both DDA and Delhi government plan to construct around three to four lakh dwelling units in Delhi for slum dwellers and I solicit your help in this regard,” she said.

Published on December 23, 2011
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