Delhi to get new look before 2010 Commonwealth Games: CM

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New Delhi, Feb 2 (UNI) The government is committed to making Delhi a green capital before the 2010 Commonwealth Games by increasing the green cover, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said today.

''We will be able to make a cleaner and greener Delhi only with constructive contribution of the younger generation who will also become a role model for the entire society in this field,'' she told eco-club students of St. Stephen College after launching the cleanliness drive in North Campus.

Ms Dikshit emphasised that efforts in making Delhi a clean and green city had many dimensions and any government could not deal with the issues concerned on its own.

The involvement of people in solving issues such as pollution caused by vehicular emission, plastic bags, effluent discharge in rivers and disposal of garbage generated from homes was essential, she stressed.

Categorising scientific disposal and management of garbage as one of the most important components of the government's vision of making Delhi a world class city, the Chief Minister called upon the youth to proactively participate in the clean city campaign.

''Any progress in the field of successful garbage management and disposal was possible only if proper segregation took place at the source where generated.'' Emphasising that a clean city lay at the base of making Delhi a global city, Ms Dikshit said efforts in the direction of civic infrastructure enhancement and sectors such as power, water, health and education could all be overshadowed if the city was not clean.

She reiterated that the government owned civic agencies could not do the work of garbage management and disposal alone and proactive people's participation in the process was necessary.


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