The Hush Post: The Supreme Court asked the government as to why should the garbage not be dumped in front of LG’s House and why should the residents of Sonia Vihar suffer without taking the local residents into confidence about garbage dumping in their colony.
The question pertains to the problem of garbage dumping in Delhi.
A bench of Justice Madan Lokur and Deepak Gupta said the piling up of the garbage had become a major headache for the residents of Delhi and that a study by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital suggested that air pollution was a bigger reason for lung cancer in Delhi than smoking.
The court asked the additional solicitor general Pinky Anand who appeared for Delhi government that “isn’t it an extraordinary situation?”
The ASG contended that the government had prepared a plan. She also said that south and north Delhi Municipal Corporations would soon set up waste-to-energy plants and its functioning will begin December onwards.
When she said that a garbage plant was being set up at Sonia Vihar, the court intervened why should the garbage not be dumped in front of LG’s place?
The court noted that 50 per cent of the garbage was being processed while the remaining 1800 tonnes was being disposed-off in landfills. The court took a serious note of the fact that residents of Sonia Vihar had not been consulted by the government before thinking of setting up a landfill at the residential colony without asking them.