Waste Piles Up, My Delhi Park is Breeding Ground for Mosquitoes

The municipal workers alleged that they have not been allotted money or vehicle to clean the compost pit.

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The C-D block park of Ashok Vihar has a compost pit that has been dug up to keep dry green waste, but with low or no maintenance of the pit in the last two months, the park has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

“It has been more than two months and no one has taken the waste away from here. Due to this there are mosquitoes, mice, and other animals lurking around.”
Dr Rashmi Sharma, Resident, Ashok Vihar

The green compost pit in the park is now being used as a place where people throw all their garbage. We find plastic bottles, old clothes and other non-composting wastes in the pit. Unable to maintain the cleanliness, the municipal workers burn the wastes here, which in turn, is a hazard for all of us who use this park. The residents find it very difficult to use the park, as the entire place is surrounded with dirt.

“There are a few boys from the slum across the park who had cut more than a dozen ornamental trees. This is a very serious issue for the park.”
Madan Mohan Sharma, Resident, Ashok Vihar

We have even spoken to the municipal workers who work in the area, and they keep stating that they have not been allotted the money or the vehicle that is required to clean the compost pit of the park. We hope that the corporation will soon look into this.

(The Quint has reached out to New Delhi Municipal Corporation. Their response would be added here, when received.)

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