Delhi Govt to make capital a world class city before 2010
New Delhi, July 28 (UNI) Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit today said her government was making all efforts to make Delhi a world class modern city ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games and called for people's cooperation in this regard.
Speaking at an interactive session on 'Door-to-door Garbage Collection' here, she said, ''The government-owned civic agencies cannot do the work of garbage management and disposal alone and proactive people's participation in the process is necessary in solving such issues as pollution caused by vehicular emission, plastic bags and effluent discharge in rivers.'' She said scientific disposal and management of garbage was one of the most important component of the effort, and called upon the citizens of the capital to proactively participate in the government's Clean City Campaign.
Any progress in the field of successful garbage management and disposal were only possible if proper segregation took place at the source where garbage were generated, Ms Dikshit stressed.
The Chief Minister identified households, markets and industrial estates as primary sources where garbage was generated and appealed to the Residents Welfare Association, Market Trader Associations and Industrial Associations to start the process of separating bio-degradable and non-degradable waste before they were picked up by the municipal agencies.
Ms Dikshit said that efforts in the direction of civic infrastructure enhancement and sectors like power, water, health and education would be over-shadowed if the city was not clean.
She appealed to the people to come forward and take on this responsibility and in a lighter vein expressed the hope that such campaigns would not be needed anymore.
The Chief Minister also announced the availability of the mobile health vans in all the 36 Gender Resource Centres functioning under Stree Shakti Programme of the Department of Social Welfare to enable women belonging to weaker sections of the society to avail the facilities of better treatment and medicines near their place of residence, an official statement said.