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Use modern technology to manage garbage: Anil Baijal

Published : Jan 22, 2017, 1:23 am IST
Updated : Jan 22, 2017, 6:42 am IST

Mr Baijal had visited the police headquarters and stressed on the need to connect with the youth.

Anil Baijal
 Anil Baijal

New Delhi: Stressing on the need for efficient solid waste management strategies, lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal on Saturday inspected the Bhalswa landfill site, which is overburdened with the national capital’s waste. The site, overburdened with waste and resultant fires, has also been a source of air pollution. He also directed the agencies concerned to work in coordination with the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

The L-G was accompanied by all the three commissioners of municipal corporations, secretary (power), secretary to L-G, officers of the the L-G’s secretariat and the agencies concerned.

“The L-G emphasised that there is an urgent need for immediate intervention at the landfill site and directed the municipal corporation to use modern technologies to resolve the problem at the earliest,” stated a statement issued by the L-G office.

Located in Northwest Delhi, the Bhalswa landfill site is spread over 21 acres and was commissioned in 1994. It receives about 2,700 tonnes of garbage per day.

Mr Baijal will be taking a review meeting early next week regarding measures to be taken for proper solid waste management in the city, including the issue of Bhalswa landfill site, with the officers and agencies concerned. The garbage collected from the four zones under the corporation’s jurisdiction — city, Sadar Paharganj, Narela, and Karol Bagh — are dumped at Bhalswa.

On Saturday, Mr Baijal visited the police headquarters and stressed on the need to connect with the youth and the community for effective policing and to ensure the safety of women and children. Recently, he also visited the DDA headquarters.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi