"A provision of Rs 100.09 crore has been made for public health and sanitation services in 2014-15," Srivastava said while referring to the plan to upgrade solid waste management in the NDMC area.

"This will be done through an integrated waste management system by collecting waste from doorsteps and sending it for disposal in a scientific and mechanised manner at the Timarpur-Okhla Waste Management Co. Ltd (TOWMCL) plant," he said.

That will eliminate the need for "dhalao" points, which have caused unhygienic conditions and dissatisfaction among people, he said.

Srivastava informed that eventually, these "dhalao" points will be converted into much-needed public toilets.

As part of the process, there are plans for constructing state-of-the-art transfer stations in the NDMC area for increasing the efficiency in collection of waste and quick removal of garbage with the timely availability of garbage transport vehicles, he added.

Removal of garbage to terminal disposal sites will be easy at night as there will be less traffic on the roads. It will be ensured that there is no garbage spillage.

Srivastava also said that NDMC is planning to procure new, improved insecticides for a vector control programme.

It will also work to generate awareness among resident welfare associations, market/trade associations and contractors of CPWD buildings on the issue of new-design coolers which do not allow mosquitoes to breed inside them.

An entomology lab will also be set up to identify disease transmitting vectors, he said.


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