The Centre has sanctioned financial assistance of Rs. 300 crore to the three municipal corporations of Delhi for effective solid waste management and dust control.

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said orders for various projects worth Rs. 236 crore have been issued, and that the North and East civic bodies were asked to prepare other proposals worth Rs. 64 crore.

“The Ministry has also sanctioned proposals for procurement of 25 electric garbage vehicles and 10 tractors with water tankers,” Mr. Mishra said.

He said execution of proposals was on the fast-track so that there is effective implementation of solid waste management. The financial assistance will help BJP-led civic bodies, which often rue that they do not have sufficient funds, to deal with the problem of garbage in the Capital.

The move comes in the backdrop of the Supreme Court rebuking Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal for his attitude of being “a superman” but doing nothing to get the “mountains of garbage” in the city cleared.

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