SC raps Delhi govt over garbage problem, demands immediate action

"You have to plan for the future, don't have to react to a situation," the SC told AAP govt

The Supreme Court on Friday pulled up the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi over garbage piled up in various places of the national capital. “You have to plan for the future. You don’t have to react to a situation,” a division bench headed by Justice Madan Lokur told the government.

Wondering why garbage was still being piled on landfill sites that have already reached the saturation point, the division bench, headed by Justice Madan Lokur said, “45 meters of height of garbage in places are alarming.”

The court has asked the government to convene a meeting of all the stakeholders including MCD on the issue of garbage disposal.

The bench gave the observations while hearing a case pertaining to the suicide of parents after their child died due to vector-borne diseases.

On October 18, the Supreme Court had sought an explanation both from the Delhi government and the Centre for inadequate landfill sites for garbage disposal.