Garbage issue needs to be tackled from the streets and by the aam aadmi
Prahlad Rao | February 4, 2016
We the Indians ignore basics in almost all acts of ours is well illustrated by the dirty Delhi. The national capital, with exception of NDMC area, looks like one huge garbage dump. Whether it is politics are deep game plan of various political players is of little concern of the public at large. What they need is basic public hygiene.
Consider these: we are talking of seventh pay commission payment of over Rs one lakh crores, smart cities of thousands of crores and of course increase in salaries of law makers of Delhi. In the face of these huge payouts, the salaries of Delhi’s municipal employees seem negligible. But they have not been paid for months.
Employees of Delhi's three civic bodies - North Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal Corporation - have been protesting the non-payment of salaries for the past few months.
To end the strike Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government announced a loan of Rs 551 crore for payment of salaries. But the agitating MCD employees have refused to call off their strike.
Apart from this release of funds the Delhi government of Aam Aadmi Party has done nothing substantial. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, is meeting lt governor Najeeb Jung and mayors today.
But what is needed is ground level work and the AAP workers have to set an example. They should raise awareness about minimum generation of garbage and civil society movement to clear street side garbage.
Meetings should be left to officials and the leaders should lead the aam aadmi to take charge of the garbage that threatens health of the public, especially the children and the old.
The AAP owes it to the public of Delhi a clear politics and a cleaner Delhi.
Google Assistant, Rekognition and Tay. All these, often seen in news, have a common thread – they are powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Only difference is that while some have been in news for right reasons, some others have made it to the headlines for all the wrong reasons. For instance, Goo
1.33 billion. Let that large number sink in. That number is nearly 18 percent of the total global population, and almost the number of people estimated to currently reside in the republic of India, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies. These 1.33 billion people are spread across a
Kerala is limping back to normal after the devastating floods that wreaked havoc in the state prompting red alert in all 14 of its districts. While the rescue activities and immediate relief are now a thing of the past, the state is struggling to turn a new page and the focus is on reconstruction an
On August 16, when the country lost its beloved former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a nondescript village, 70 km from Agra, came into the limelight. Bateshwar, the ancestral village of Vajpayee, is situated along the notorious Chambal ravines on the banks of the Yamuna. Vajpayee&rsq
Love Sonia is not a film you would want to watch if you knew its subject: sex trafficking. Without even a scene experienced, the subject induces visceral revulsion. However optimistic the screenplay, it can only deal in ugly dregs and bring up retching bile. Even so, Love Sonia, gritty an
On the first day of his August 19-20 visit to India, when Japanese defence minister Itsunori Onodera held talks with his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman, several defence and strategic-related issues had cropped up in their annual talks. But a big smile flashed on Sithraman’s face when Onodera,