GURUGRAM: Villages within the city’s municipal limits have allegedly been left out of the MCG’s solid management plan, undermining Gurugram’s attempt to better its performance in quantitative and qualitative parameters of the Swachh Bharat Mission.
With no door-to-door waste collection facility in place, household garbage in these villages ends up in open plots in complete violation of the solid waste management rules.
When TOI visited Ghata recently, an vehicle was spotted waste in an open plot in the village, right next to Golf Course Extension Road. Its driver, when asked, said, “I have been instructed by MCG officials to dump household waste from the village here.” A bunch of minor ragpickers were seen sorting trash by hand, picking out valuables for recycling.
In Chakkarpur, an empty plot near a government school has been turned into a dump yard. A number of small carts, reportedly hired by a private contractor, were seen discarding waste there. When asked, one of the cart pullers said, “We collect waste from the village and dump it here.”
The situation is allegedly more or less the same in other villages, namely Sikanderpur, Nathupur, Bandhwari and Gwalpahari.
This open dumping of waste at villages falling in MCG area contradicts claims made by officials of , the private agency hired by the civic body for door-to-door garbage collection across the city.
Sources in the know said almost all villages within the MCG limits had been left out. “Villages haven’t been integrated into the solid waste management plan. But neither MCG officials nor councillors are paying any heed to the matter,” said a source. A senior MCG official also confirmed the same but insisted that the agency had recently been asked to start door-to-door collection in Badshapur and other villages as well.
MCG joint commissioner Ravinder Yadav, who is the nodal officer for Ecogreen, said he would look into the matter and revert. Ecogreen officials, on the other hand, did not respond.
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