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    Municipal Corporation Of Delhi Asks Officials To Clean Up At Least One Illegal Waste Dumping Site In All 12 zones

    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 single-use plastic strictly

    Municipal Corporation Of Delhi Asks Officials To Clean Up At Least 1 Illegal Waste Dumping Site In All 12 zones
    The MCD has decided to put an end to illegal waste dumping in Delhi

    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.

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    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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    (This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

    NDTV – Dettol have been working towards a clean and healthy India since 2014 via the Banega Swachh India initiative, which is helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. The campaign aims to highlight the inter-dependency of humans and the environment, and of humans on one another with the focus on One Health, One Planet, One Future – Leaving No One Behind. It stresses on the need to take care of, and consider, everyone’s health in India – especially vulnerable communities – the LGBTQ populationindigenous people, India’s different tribes, ethnic and linguistic minorities, people with disabilities, migrants, geographically remote populations, gender and sexual minorities. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign will continue to raise awareness on the same along with focussing on the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children, fight malnutrition, mental wellbeing, self care, science and health, adolescent health & gender awareness. Along with the health of people, the campaign has realised the need to also take care of the health of the eco-system. Our environment is fragile due to human activity, which is not only over-exploiting available resources, but also generating immense pollution as a result of using and extracting those resources. The imbalance has also led to immense biodiversity loss that has caused one of the biggest threats to human survival – climate change. It has now been described as a “code red for humanity.” The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene. Banega Swasth India will also be taking forward the dream of Swasth Bharat, the campaign feels that only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and the country can become a Swasth or healthy India.

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