VK Saxena orders DMs to stop sludge dumping in Yamuna


Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena on Thursday ordered District Magistrates (DMs) to take swift action on complaints of encroachment and prevent the dumping of sludge into the Yamuna River from unauthorized settlements . The instructions came after a review meeting with deputy ministers, the chief secretary and the divisional commissioner.

During the meeting, the LG reiterated that the SMs must be present in the fields and on the road. He also asked deputy ministers to monitor the state of cleanliness in their respective districts.

“Underlining the serious problem of encroachments, he directed deputy ministers to regularly take prompt and proactive action on complaints of encroachment and deal with them immediately. In an effort to ensure transparency, the LG directed the DM to submit a list of all pending requests from NOCs for the sale/transfer of land, along with the reasons for the pending,” Raj Niwas said in a statement. that facilitate illegal activities and to take the necessary measures to remedy them in coordination with the police.

Relevant authorities have been asked to regularly identify and monitor bottlenecks and take proactive steps to address them, including preventing the dumping of rubbish.

They have been instructed to ensure that there is no dumping of sludge into the Yamuna from the unauthorized settlements on the river bank,” it reads. and strict action to prevent unauthorized land development. In this regard, the DMs were also advised to carefully check the carving of small plots in the old farms and ensure the necessary actions in accordance with the provisions of the law,” he said.

“With a view to solving a serious problem faced by people – especially those living in slums and unauthorized settlements, the LG has instructed DMs to ensure action against tankers supplying dirty water or poor quality to the people,” he said.

“The Deputy Ministers were also responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ program commemorating 75 years of independence in all government buildings, especially schools and hospitals in their respective districts,” continues the press release.

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