Garbage all over despite North Corpn sanitation drive, says Cong

 The first phase of the sanitation drive launched by the civic agency in August failed to make an impact as one can see filth lying on the roadside at prime locations, said Mukesh Goel, Leader of Opposition in North Corporation. 

The first phase of the 100 day sanitation drives ends on Thursday.

“Today I was on an inspection from Sarai Rohilla to Jhandewalan at around 10 am. One can see garbage scattered all along the stretch. Plenty of people can be seen defecating in the open,” said Goel. Congress councillors slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party for politicising the obligatory functions of the civic agency.

“The BJP has only been talking about cleanliness, but it has not been doing anything,” said a councillor from Peera Garhi, Prithvi Singh Rathore.

“The BJP councillors shouldn’t indulge in such events just for getting their pictures clicked,” added Singh.

The Leader of Opposition also said that there is lack of sanitation workers, equipment and even brooms. “How is the corporation supposed to carry out the cleanliness drive when it doesn’t have the means to do so?” Goel asked. “This financial year we haven’t even purchased brooms. The corporation is also lagging behind in procuring the latest machines,” Goel added. 

Chairman of the Standing Committee Mohan Prasad Bhardwaj replied that necessary steps will be taken to make sure the sanitation drive is carried out in true spirit.

Bhardwaj asked officials to install mobile urinals to provide people an alternative to open defecation.

The chairman also directed officials to launch a special drive to catch stray cattle and dispose condemned vehicles during Swachh Bharat Mission starting Thursday.

Don’t ignore sanitation 

East Delhi Municipal Commissioner S Kumaraswamy directed the deputy commissioners of Shahdara (South) and Shahdara (North) zones to make sure that sanitation work is not ignored during the upcoming holidays of Gandhi Jayanti, Dussehra, Eid-ul-Juha and Valmiki Jayanti. He said arrangements should be made in such a way that at least 50 per cent safai karamcharis are on duty during these holidays.

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