The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) plans to expand its segregated home garbage disposal arrangement to 25 more colonies, including Golf links Jor Bagh, Moti Bagh, Chanakyapuri and others.
The scheme is in place in areas like Lutyens’ Bungalow Zone and Lajpat Nagar.
According to the civic agency the scheme will start within 15 days. To encourage garbage segregation among residents, the civic body will be providing free dustbins to each household too.
“Our idea is to do away with street littering altogether and to make garbage collection more systematic and scientific,” said P.K. Sharma, NDMC Medical Officer of Health,
According to the civic body’s plan, the NGO that will assist them in carrying out the programme will deploy its volunteers to go door to door to collect garbage from the two dustbins provided in each house for bio-degradable and non-biodegradable waste.
The segregated garbage will be collected using trolleys and finally taken to landfill sites.
The NGOs will sign MoUs with resident welfare associations and will be allowed to charge a maximum of Rs 50 per month from each household.
“We want to change the attitude of the residents and instill civic sense,” said Sharma.
NDMC’s garbage segregation plan was first initiated in 2002 when it was introduced in the Lutyens Bungalow Zone, encouraging MPs to be a part of the segregation plan.
The plan, however fizzled off, officials claim because of “lack of interest.” In early 2007, ragpickers from an NGO called Chintan began collecting and segregating waste from 51 localities.