Delhi is among the most polluted cities. Demolition and reconstruction of residential buildings have created enormous amounts of concrete waste, which is popularly known in Hindi as "Malba." The concrete malba is often thrown at night by trucks when the citizens and municipality officials are not watching. Negligent people further throw garbage on the malba, which becomes an ideal breeding place for mosquitoes and flies during rainy season. People in Delhi catch Chikungunya, Malaria, and Dengue from mosquito bite. Also, Swine Flu spreads when virus proliferates in polluted environment. I had caught Chikungunya and Swine Flu due to demolition and reconstruction of a neighbouring house, which has been going on for 4 years. So I know the suffering that other people go through. To help the municipality and other departments, I have been approaching them to remove the concrete malba from time to time. Because I like cleanliness and I want to keep my city of Delhi clean, I try my level best to get the concrete malba removed. I consider environment as my best friend, and I will do my best to keep it clean. I have been an environmentalist for two decades. Please help me in raising funds, and most importantly to keep Delhi clean.
Let me share a success example here. There was concrete malba at Loha Mandi flyover for nearly 6 months. When I noticed it, I approached the civic authorities. I took photos and videos. I showed it to the concerned departments. I followed up with my complaints. It needs perseverance. In about 10 days, the concrete malba was removed - and that was about 50 trucks. A report from MCD is attached for your kind perusal.
But the sad part is that miscreants threw again at night. So I have asked the authorities to install a 25 feet by 25 feet board mentioning that the area is under 24 hours CCTV, and so the miscreants will be fined Rs 50,000 according to National Green Tribunal. My efforts are continuing with God's grace, encouragement by friends and cooperation of authorities.
I have further decided to contribute my efforts for keeping Delhi clean by having a team of people and by hiring appropriate equipment for disposal of concrete malba from residential localities to those places, which do not have human population. It needs funds for which I am seeking your generous support here, and I am providing a brief cost estimate below.
* For lifting malba into 50 trucks and then disposing, cost = Rs 1,25,000
* Manpower including labor and supervisor, cost = Rs 50,000
* Communication, Commuting and miscellaneous Items, cost = Rs 25,000
Total Amount Needed = Rs 200,000
You can also do it in your locality and all over Delhi because environment accompanies you wherever you go.
It is possible because Cleanliness is Godliness.
I was happy to notice that 50 trucks of malba was removed from the Loha Mandi bus stop after I complained to the authorities and followed up with them for about 10 days. This malba was lying there for 6 months. So it was a victory for me when authorities lifted the malba in about 10 days (Photo showing malba removed from Loha Mandi bus stop attached and screen shot showing report from Municipal Corporation also attached).
However, it was soon disappointing to see that new malba was thrown at Loha Mandi flyover (Photo attached).