SC rebukes Delhi Govt. over ‘piled up garbage’, demands immediate solution

New Delhi [India], Oct 21 : Expressing displeasure over the way garbage in the national capital had been piled up in various places, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Delhi government to convene a meeting of all stakeholders including the MCDs on the issue of garbage disposal.

Wondering why garbage was still being piled on landfill sites that have already reached saturation point, the division bench, headed by Justice Madan Lokur said, "45 meters of height of garbage in places are alarming." The apex court also asked the Delhi government as to what are their plans to clear the garbage in the city, while expressing concern that diseases, including bird flu can increase due to it.

"You have to plan for the future. You don't have to react to a situation," the apex court said while hearing the mater pertaining to the suicide of mother and father after their child died due to vector-borne diseases.

Earlier on October 18, the Supreme Court sought explanation from the Delhi government as well as the Centre over lack of landfill sites for garbage disposal in the national capital.

Source: ANI