The issue of dumping garbage on empty plots and roadsides is something that not only bothers residents of Okhla but other parts of Delhi too.
In one post, an user by Ryu Roncière wrote this on his timeline: “Civility at its low…now people in Pandav Nagar have started throwing home garbage in MCD school…that too when there is Government vehicle doing rounds two times a day to collect garbage from doorstep and a couple of private garbage collectors also. Shameful..???”
Also, he shared a photo of it that solicited a few comments from users.
For Okhla residents such things are not news as dumping of garbage in the open is common in the locality. Moreover, residents lamented how empty space in the area is used by residents, even educated people, as a garbage dump and all this just to save a few bucks.
“The situation in Okhla is really pathetic. Once I went to an NOG office and just opposite I saw an empty plot turned into garbage dump. Loads of polythene packets were dumped full of garbage. I was told that nothing could be done as residents living in flats dumped their waste on the first floor empty building,” said Javed Khan.
Besides, an empty building of a religious organisation wears a deserted look with residents using it as a waste dumping ground.
The biggest problem for residents is how to convince these people to avoid dumping waste on empty buildings and roadsides.