Supreme Court bench comprising Justice Madan Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta has recently questioned the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, “Who is responsible for the loads garbage in Delhi?”
The bench was considering a suo motu writ petition, ‘Re: Outrage as parents end life after child’s Dengue’ and hearing the issue related to solid waste management. Amid proceeding, the bench remarked,
“There is a mountain loads of garbage in Delhi, particularly in Bhalswa, Okhla and Ghazipur. We would like to know who is responsible for clearing the garbage – those answerable to the Lt. Governor or those answerable to the Chief Minister.”
The bench said an Affidavit in this regard should be filed by the officers concerned by Wednesday. The bench has posted the matter for considering this on July 12.
Displeased with the current management of solid waste in the nation, bench further said,
“The tragedy is that mmore than two-third of the States/ UTs in the country have neither bothered to cply with the orders passed by the Court nor bothered to comply with the directions given by the MoEF, Government of India. This is not only a tragic state of affairs but a shocking state of affairs particularly, since solid waste management is a huge problem in the country.”