Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Ministry of Environment and
Forest (MoEF), the Delhi government and three civic bodies to explain within
four weeks the steps taken to address the acute waste disposal crisis in Delhi.
municipal corporations along with the MoEF and the Delhi chief secretary has
been asked to submit their reports within the four-week period. The notices
were issued after the NHRC took suo moto cognizance of a recent report in MAIL
TODAY on the problem of overflowing garbage in Delhi.
Wednesday, MAIL TODAY had reported about the Capital's poor solid waste
management system that resulted in garbage not being lifted by civic bodies for
weeks. The three landfills at Ghazipur, Okhla and Balsawa are already
overflowing with waste, the report said, adding that garbage is being allowed
to pile up in dhalaos to avoid dumping waste in the overflowing landfills.