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SDMC launches waste segregation campaign

A campaign to encourage ‘segregation of waste at source’ was started by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation at three model wards on Sunday.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had in March ordered civic bodies to select three wards in their respective jurisdictions to be converted into model wards, which would comply with Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

The SDMC identified R.K Puram, Andrews Gunj and Janakpuri South for the campaign. On Sunday morning, residents of these wards were called upon to receive instructions on ensuring source segregation.

Segregation at source

Additional Commissioner Ramesh Verma said all households, restaurants and bulk generators are required to start segregation at source. He added that all garbage generators will have to pay notified user charges and have to ensure management of solid waste, failing which a penalty will be charged. He also said concessionaires have been directed to co-ordinate and ensure solid waste management in the three wards.

The North and East Delhi municipal corporations have also identified wards to be converted into model wards.


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