LG Baijal reviews progress of Swachh Bharat Mission; directs to keep Delhi clean
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 29-Jun-2017

New Delhi, June 29: Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday reviews progress of Swachh Bharat Mission and specific functions of Municipal Corporations and NDMC in Capital. On the status report of construction of household toilets, community toilets and public toilets, LG directed the Deputy Commissioners of the 3 MCDs to monitor the progress to ensure time bound and quality construction.

He emphasized that for regular maintenance of parks and open gyms and also to monitor cleanliness of roads, public places, dhalaos etc., community involvement must be ensured. Strict action has been directed to be taken against nonperformance for poor maintenance of parks.

The LG asked the municipal bodies to expedite installation of Water ATMs in their areas in light of the extreme heat. Mechanical sweeping also has to be increased to cater to the needs of the citizens of Delhi.

He also directed the Commissioner MCDs and Chairman, NDMC to put up Boards at prominent places giving the contact numbers of the person who can be contacted for making complaint against lack of cleanliness. As regards disposal of municipal solid waste, the LG asked for quick implementation of integrated system of garbage collection and disposal.

The LG also instructed the municipal bodies to explore the possibility of landscaping the already existing land fill sites with green features so that these spaces serve aesthetic purpose. Regarding trash cans, he advised that they should be placed on both sides of the roads and in adequate numbers.