New Delhi: Municipal Corporation of Delhi has asked officials of all its 12 zones to identify and clean up at least one illegal dumping site in their area, officials said on Thursday (March 16). All zones will mobilise public participation in the war against single-use plastic (SUP), the MCD said in a statement. To accelerate efforts to curtail the use of SUPs, the MCD is conducting a special drive, it said. As part of the ‘100 days to beat plastic’ campaign a meeting was held by senior MCD officials who decided to conduct more activities to prevent plastic pollution, the statement read.
It has been decided that all zones will identify at least one illegal waste dumping site in their respective area and clean it up. Intensive drives to make the zone plastic and waste-free will also be conducted, it added.
The ‘100 days to beat plastic’ campaign was launched by LG V K Saxena to curb plastic pollution in Delhi and implement the ban on SUP strictly.
Under the campaign, enforcement teams have been constituted by the MCD to eliminate the stocking, sale, and usage of banned SUP items.
According to the statement, in view of G-20 events in Delhi, the MCD will focus on historical monuments for holding awareness events about SUPs and also conducting intensive sweeping in the evening in areas prone to littering.
The MCD has planned to install at least one bench made of recycled plastic materials in parks in each of its zone, the civic body said.
According to the plan, awareness drives and public sensitisation programmes will be conducted among hawkers.
The MCD has also planned to organise a Plog Run in Sonia Vihar on March 22 to mark World Water Day.
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