Days after HT reported how polluted groundwater was affecting the health of people living near the Bhalaswa landfill site, Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday assured residents of finding out a solution.
Residents of Bhalaswa and nearby colonies met Dikshit on Tuesday with samples of filthy water and a copy of a survey showing the impact of polluted groundwater on their health.
Pushpa (who goes by a single name) from the Bhalaswa Lokshakti Manch was part of the delegation that met Dikshit. “Dikshit asked us to get in touch with the DJB CEO,” she said.
“This was the first time, they came to me. I have asked the DJB, in case the water problem cannot be solved, the area residents should at least be provided drinking water through tankers,” Dikshit told HT.
HT had on January 16 reported how contamination of groundwater due to the landfill site had led to severe health hazards for the area residents.