New Delhi, August 6: The Supreme Court on Monday, on the topic of garbage disposal and waste management, asked the concerned Municipal authorities in Delhi and the L-G Anil Baijal to explore "effective steps" that can be taken to deal with disposing off garbage. The Supreme Court also told the authorities that they "can not pick garbage from one home and put it in another."
The Supreme Court, which has been hearing a petition on the issue of garbage management in Delhi and other cities in India, has been instructing and asking the authorities in Delhi to find a solution to the problem of garbage management since past few months now.
The apex court is reported to have said that 1800 tons of garbage is collected from South Delhi alone. The Supreme Court, in its biting remark, directed towards the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), reprimanded the authorities for not being ready in time with the Waste Management Plant.
"Do you have any idea how much garbage will get accumulated in Delhi by then? More than 7 lakh tons," the court is reported to have told the LG. Coming down heavily on the Delhi L-G once again, the top court said that Delhi is in an emergency like situation, and told the LG that his reaction was not suitable for an emergency-like situation. "You have no idea", told the court to Delhi LG.
The apex court, citing a report by Sir Gangaram Hospital, which in its report mentioned that half of the city's population is vulnerable to lung Cancer, told the Delhi LG that "You cannot just take garbage from one house and dump it in another. You will have to come up with solutions," according to news agency ANI.
The Supreme Court, in its observation, said that the people of Sonia Vihar are justified in complaining about the situation near their house. "Because they are underprivileged, you want to create a hillock of garbage near their homes?" is what the court is reported to have said about the complaints made by the people of Sonia Vihar in Delhi.