Report of EDMC on solid waste management in east Delhi, 05/03/2020

  • 05/03/2020

Status report of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) in the matter of Birender Sangwan Vs North Delhi Municipal Corporation & Others dated March 5, 2020.

The report listed out the efforts done by EDMC for implementation of Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, which includes a system for collection, segregation, storage, transportation and processing/disposal of municipal solid waste through various scientific and use of modern technologies. Action was taken against the defaulters for unscientific dumping of garbage of roads, footpath, parks and other places. EDMC has requested for land to plan and establish decentralised waste processing facilities and material recovery facilities.

The report mentioned that the execution of solid waste management activities "Not In May Backyard (NIMBY)" was a major behavioral hindrance as people often raise objections to hinder and stall these processes. This makes the implementation of solid waste plans difficult to execute.