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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Waste segregation at source is key to solution on problems arising out of ever increasing uncontrolled waste generation. We have to look for solutions at the source of waste generation itself.As per article in TOI on 27th Sept 2016, 431 truckloads of domestic waste is dumped in a single day at east Delhi Gazipur dumping site. This is what we need to work on as it constitutes valuable green waste from individual households and when disposed off mixed in poly bags generates toxic fumes. This mixed domestic waste is a health hazard and cause of great environmental pollution.
Out of total domestic waste 65% is from Kitchen and is green waste.Residents and communities should be made aware of importance of waste segregation and it also should be made mandatory.Secondly awareness on easy cost effective ways of composting should be made available and encouraged.Thirdly government and agencies should help in easy implementation of the processes by making space available for the project. The manure thus produced should be accepted by government nurseries. By initiating these measures the problem can be tackled to a large extent.
The benefits are bound to surpass the efforts made in this direction.
The segregated waste disposal will save time of garbage handlers as they spend close to half a day in segregating waste at Dhalaos. They will work in much hygienic conditions and ensure cleaner environment around waste dumping sites.
The valuable green waste will fetch them good money once they are shown and given easy composting solutions.The government will not be under constant pressure to look for landfill sites.Citizens will get respite from air and environmental pollution. The financial empowerment of poorest of poor would surely have an impact on controlling crime around dumping sites.Lessen the use of polybags for waste disposal.Save stray cows and animals from ingesting polybags along with green waste .And most important would be , that our efforts will lead towards preserving the fertility of soil for future generations.
Our SHIELD society has initiated such measures by training people in various localities with fair amount of successes.We had initiated the project more than six months ago in few areas of Sangam vihar ,Safdarjung B4 ,Masjid Moth DDA Flats phase1 ,Shahpurjat Dhalao etc.We in our experience have found that the major roadblocks is our limited outreach to people and awareness on options of composting available to people.Principal of Saint Kabir school Hissar learnt the technique from our Harit Kachra Kranti whats app group and successfully introduced the concept to school children. We should introduce this in MCD schools as mandatory school project for class four or five students. At that age children are more receptive to new ideas.The benefits of the project are far reaching and manifold.
Since the creators of the problem to large extent are citizens ! rich or poor ,the solution also lies in our hands.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Construction sites have staganted water in shafts /lift shafts,open or partially closed water tanks ,area below staircase ,in basement where dengue/chicken mosquitoes can breed through out the year/through out the period of construction.The chowkidar & resident labour suffers through out.Supervisor/contractor/owner are unaware of the correct method to eliminate breeding.No one like to have dengue /chicken gunya but because no one has guided them properly there is breeding at construction sites inspite of fact that the site is frequently fogged & some chemicals are put at stagant water.
The fault is that the stagnant water in shafts is mixed with lot of debris like wooden planks of shuttering which prevent the fog /chemicals from reaching all areas of stagnant water .Further the water in shaft is at a great depth at basement level where fog may not reach.There are water tanks in basement where fog may not reach.The underground water tanks/syntax water tanks are partially covered or covered with only a small opening through which fog may not be able to enter the water tanks.
The easy, effective solution is squeezing some kerosene oil/petrol or diesel through the hole in a lid of a plastic bottle over all surface of stagnant water in the various shafts,water tanks,basement & else where . .Kerosene/petrol spreads over the surface of water killing all larvae.It does not kill eggs ,pupa & adults.It has to be repeated after 4 days to kill any larvae which have emerged from the remaining eggs.Adults may be killed by one time fogging.After that koil may be squeezed every 7th day.Water tanks should be kept covered with oversize covers .Shafts should be got cleaned of visible debris frequently .Stagnant water should be evacuated as frequently as possible.
If people can interact with the supervisors/contractors/owners & apprise them of these measures,it can be of great help in reducing breeding of dengue mosquitoes
Dr VK Aggarwal
Sir this is to inform you that i am resident of Navrachna Appartment East Arjun Nagar delhi 110032. This comes under Ward No 225 of MCD. Almost every house has one patient for fever dengu chickengunia.A complaint no 3679 filed in shahdra south control room no action. A Complaint No 201686310 was filed in PGMS.DELHI.GOVT.IN which was transferred to EAST MCD and Pending with Dr Das still no action The Govt do nothing inside the Cooperative Group Housing Society only work for mcd is cleaning of road outside and fogging which is not done MCD Blaming Delhi Govt when they are insensitive to complaints than they have no rights to blame others. sir now i have received reply from Deputy Health Officer shadra Soth Zone vide DHO/SHAH(S)2016-17/1721 DATED 23.09.2016 that team visited the area on 16.09.2016 and carried out spray work yes the team visited and sprayed on stagnated water. the inspector has telephoned me as i was in the office i have reqested them to meet sh n k malhan resident of c-14 a social activist and it was decided that fogging will be done on 17.09.2016 but no body turned up on 18.09.2016 the malaria breeding checker came and told us that fogging will be done after half an hour but no body turned up when this malria staff telephoned the fogging staff he was told that there is no need for fogging in navrachna appartment . they are doing weekly fogging in nearby LAHRI COLONY AND OTHERS WHICH COMES UNDER WARD NO 226 OUR WARD COMES UNDER WARD NO 225. NOW THERE CONTENTION THAT they are doing weekly work the checkers comes weekly and put liquid in cooler what about others. this is discrimination with us it is pointed out that as i was complainant so my house was fogged and the fogging was done in three other house all others are left . i have reported this to all councilor, mp and mla and complaint to chief minister office failed to move this insensitive mcd chander mohan Navrachna appartment east arjun nagar delhi 110032
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
It's now the time to take much more care, much more precautions as now the TWIN ATTACK of Dengue & Chikungunya is being heard. There are instances where persons have got Chikungunya as well as Dengu at the same time or one after another. RWAs must continue its efforts of Fogging the colonies as well to check the breeding.
The Delhi lieutenant governor (L-G) Najeeb Jung directed civic bodies to clean the garbage depots or dhalaos twice a day to tackle the rising cases of chikungunya and dengue.
He also asked them to initiate legal action against the concessionaires responsible for cleaning the dhalaos if the order is not complied with.
Jung issued a slew of directions after a review meeting on sanitary conditions in the city on Monday.
The meeting was attended by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, health minister Satyendra Jain, New Delhi Municipal Council ( NDMC) chairman, municipal commissioners, and officials of the Delhi government.
Officials apprised the L-G of measures taken to prevent mosquito breeding and create awareness among citizens about vectorborne diseases.
Jung asked deputy commissioners( revenue) to visit private hospitals to ensure patients from the economically weaker sections(EWS) get proper treatment.
“A report on the same is required to be submitted to the division al commissioner and the L-G’s office regularly,” said a press statement released by the L-G office on Monday.
Following the meeting with Jung, Jain blamed civic bodies for the poor sanitation in Delhi. He said that the B JP-led municipal corporations have miserably failed Prime Minister Narendra Mo di’ sS wachhBh ar at Abhiyan.
with thanks : Hindustan Times
Monday, September 26, 2016
LARGEST EVER power transformer being installed in Delhi by BYPL at a new power grid at Lal Quarter in Krishna nagar. But how DERC allowed it in this very crowded n congested locality is really the cause of concern. We the residents spent a HORRIBLE night without electricity, without any intimation, while the transformer was being transported to the designated site. We can just hope that this biggest ever transformer will bring an end to the power woes of entire area.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
दोस्तो, डेंगू और चिकुनगुनया का दौर चल रहा है. हम आपसे सिर्फ़ इतना जानना चाहते हैं कि क्या आपके इलाक़े मे फॉगिंग हुई है ? अगर आपके इलाक़े मे फॉगिंग नही हुई है तो कृपया इलाक़े का नाम, गली नंबर, मोबाइल नंबर लिखें ताकि आपकी डीटेल, कन्सर्न्ड अथॉरिटीस को फॉर्वर्ड की जा सके. अगर फॉगिंग के अलावा भी डेंगू व चिकुनगुनया से रिलेटेड कोई प्राब्लम चल रही है तो भी हमे लिखें. हमारा E MAIL ID नीचे दिया हुआ है.
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