1. Supreme Court expresses concern over garbage disposal management in Delhi, warns government of rise in diseases

Supreme Court expresses concern over garbage disposal management in Delhi, warns government of rise in diseases

With displeasure over the way garbage had been piled up in the various places of the city, the Supreme Court today questioned the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government on its plans to clear garbage.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 21, 2016 2:46 PM
The apex court asked the government to have plans for the future instead of reacting to a situation. The apex court asked the government to have plans for the future instead of reacting to a situation.

With displeasure over the way garbage had been piled up in the various places of the city, the Supreme Court today questioned the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government on its plans to clear garbage. The apex court asked the government to have plans for the future instead of reacting to a situation.

A division bench, headed by Justice Madan Lokur said, “45 metres of height of garbage in places are alarming.”

The Supreme Court also warned the Delhi government that diseases, including bird flu can increase due to the poor garbage disposal management. The court’s observations came while hearing the matter pertaining to the suicide of parents after their child died due to dengue.

Laxmichandra and Babita, from Odisha, ended life by jumping from the terrace of the four-storey building in South Delhi, where they were staying on rent, hours after their child, seven-year-old Avinash Rout, succumbed to dengue in a Delhi Hospital.

There has been over 7,400 cases of chikungunya and 3,000 cases of dengue in the national capital. At least 21 deaths from dengue have been reported from various hospitals in the city, including nine cases in All Indian Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).

The Supreme Court will hear matters regarding dengue on November 11.

The apex court had asked for a meeting between all stakeholders including the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and the Delhi Government, on the issue of garbage disposal.

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