Delhi BJP - most incapable in India

ambitious Swachh Bharat campaign in the first year of its launch, Delhi is a strict no-go.

Despite leading a high-octane campaign and making tall promises, the BJP-ruled municipal corporations in Delhi have failed to construct a single toilet as part of the massive cleanliness drive.

As Modi's flagship project completes one year on August 15 this year, 112 under-construction toilets and a proposal for 94 other toilets is what the three civic bodies have to show to the people of Delhi.

Modi had announced the cleanliness drive from the ramparts of Red Fort on Independence Day last year. The Prime Minister had emphasised on building toilets in villages and slums to help stop people, particularly women, from defecating in the open.

As part of the mission, the three municipal corporations had not only planned construction of new toilets but also to renovate the existing toilets to discourage defecation in the open. However, the ground reality across the Capital presents a totally different picture. Their dilapidated condition has made public toilets barely usable. The stink and unhygienic condition of public toilets have also been a big deterrent to their prospective users.

The BJP has been ruling the civic agency for the past eight years and, in a year's time, it will again be facing another election. The municipal elections are due in early 2017, when the BJP will be fighting anti-incumbency while Arvind Kejriwal's AAP will launch its battle for entry into the local bodies.

In the North and East Delhi municipal corporations, 50 toilet blocks are under construction while only 12 toilets are being built by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation. The SDMC has also made a proposal for another 94 toilets in due course of time. Official sources said it takes Rs 7-8 lakh to build a toilet block. The South Delhi corporation is constructing the toilet blocks under corporate social responsibility.

The leaders in MCD could not come up with any concrete reason for their poor performance, but sought to present a rosy picture. They claimed that they were in the process of constructing high-end toilets based on the publicprivate partnership (PPP) model.

Incidentally, the unified MCD had earlier burnt its fingers with the project of controversial waterless urinals in the run-up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games. While the three civic bodies are yet to make the waterless urinals operational, it has come up with a plan for similar high-end toilets.

North Delhi mayor Ravinder Gupta cited financial crisis as the reason for not being able to construct the toilets. "The construction of toilets should have been completed in less than six months, but the delay is primarily due to cash crunch," Gupta said.

On the construction of high-end toilets, he said the new project would not be a failure like the waterless urinals but rather generate revenue for the corporation. "In the next two weeks, the process of e-tendering will start. Before December this year, the toilet blocks would be ready for use. With guards and facilities for even the differently abled, these toilets will be similar to the toilet blocks abroad," Gupta claimed.

He admitted that the waterless urinal facility failed as these toilets were built in haste. "Crores of rupees were spent on these but loopholes like no connected sewer connection created a major trouble in their operation. People used to even steal toilet block sheets since there was nobody to look after them," he added.

"The municipal corporation is short on cash. It does not have funds to pay staff salaries, so how can it improve the condition of these toilets? The North MCD was supposed to build 30 womencentric toilets, but no action has yet been taken on that issue. No MCD councillor has been given funds since April to carry out development work in his ward. Crores of rupees were spent on advertising for waterless urinals, but the entire scheme failed miserably. It is a big scam," alleged Mukesh Goyal, leader of Opposition in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation.

The RWAs also criticised the MCDs for their inability to construct new toilets. "There have been several shortcomings in the mission. It was carried out with zeal and vigour for only a few months, after which the whole focus on sanitation and public toilets was lost. It seems the MCDs would start focusing on this only when the elections approach. It is disappointing to see how the civic agency has failed to adhere to our Prime Minister's Swachh Bharat project," East Delhi RWAs Joint Front Federation president BS Vohra said. more  

View all 20 comments Below 20 comments
[ ]( # ) [ ]( # )   [ ]( )   [ ]( # ) COMPUTER FOR ONLINE CLASSES [ ]( # ) [ ]( ) [ ]( # )   For online classes we are providing a complete set of computer with UPS in following specifications: Monitor 15"; Camera & headphone CPU: 160 GB HDD, 2 GB RAM, Core 2 duo Keyboard, mouse UPS ( Electronic voltage stabilizer ) This complete set we offer pan India for Rs. 21000/- ( All inclusive ) One extra 160 GB Hard disk will be supplied free of cost within 5 years, if present becomes in sufficient. All carry "M.I.'s" 1 year warranty.       [ ]( # ) [ ]( ) We understand the hardships...   Hardships of the parents, hardships of teachers, hardships of every such individual who is now compelled to work from home; be it student or the the professional now computer set is must. we decided to help all such people by providing the complete set including UPS to save your machine for longer life. In comparison to laptops desktop is robust & long  lasting and also cheap & best ! For getting this deal, please click the button below:   [ Button ]( ) [ ]( # ) [ ]( # )   SIGMA INSTITUTE Delhi Cell: 9899075161 [ ]( ) [ ]( ) [ ]( ) [ ]( ) [ ]( ) [ ]( ) [ ]( ) [ ]( )   [ ]( # )   You received this email because you are registered with Sigma Institute   [ Unsubscribe here ]( )   [ ]( # )   © 2020 Sigma Institute   more  
The Prime Minister has taken a step to clean India.Our many leaders has got a subject to project himself in media.There is no work on the ground. more  
Very true Mr Swapnil, the whole show was only photo op. ITs almost 9 moths after launch of abhiyan but corporations haven't come with any concrete plan and actions. Akele PM cannt do everything , he can guide but work has to be done at ground level. unfortunately even corporators have become lethargic in all these years even after losing Delhi election badly, no lesson learnt public wants accountability and visible work not talks. Its high time they should get down to work if they are really keen on public service more  
Now you know, why Nehru's Congress NEVER wanted to educate the 'Indian Population' because they start questioning the "Elected Representatives" to MCD/Vidhan Sabha/ Parliament etc.In my 50 years of Delhi Citizenship, I am yet to meet my "Respected Elected Representative to MCD/ Delhi Govt/ Central Govt etc.,(in-spite of so-called voting them to power),Never ever asked their "Good Deeds" to the State, till date....I dare not! So, what do you get ... Rotten Administration,Rampant Corruption,Sub-standard Works,Shoddy Quality of up-keep & maintenance etc., year after year!! Now you know, why public voted for AAP...God willing & Modiji willing, he will prove that "Good Governance & Accountability" is possible in India....But again, Who is helping & supporting him to do a GOOD WORK ....We are INDIANS !!! more  
Good point taken up. The Prime Minister gave a lead a slogan to work upon. Local Bodies whether run by BJP or any Party are non starters for good work. I t is however heartening that the concerned Ministry has taken up the matter with the MCD and Delhi GOVERNMENT officials and asked them to build 480 new toilets within 3 months based on two different models discussed. Let us hope the local are quick enough to respond to the call. more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Stadium Naming

      Terrible idea to name Motera Stadium after PM Modi. Congress set an awful practice of naming stadiuma, universities, airports, roads & even planetariums after Indira, Rajiv, Sanjay & Nehru....

      By Ruchika L Maheshwari

      The anti Modi campaign is now becoming vicious and full of feelings of hate against him. With hate campaigners becoming determined and getting media publicity, there is anxiety now developin...

      By N.S. Venkataraman

      The so called farmers, by indulging in unprecedented violent acts in Delhi ,have made India’s enemies happy. As usual, those who instigated the innocent farmers and made them agit...

      By N.S. Venkataraman

      The agitation by section of farmers and their associates in Punjab against the recently enacted farm laws in Parliament by Government of India have been now going on for over 45 days, with no s...

      By N.S. Venkataraman
    • Why India need Mr. Modi

      Having been elected with clear majority two times, Prime Minister Modi clearly sees himself as a man of destiny. Obviously, he has firm convictions with regard to economic and social policy and...

      By N.S. Venkataraman
    • Is the protest against Farm Bill appropriate ?

      The demand over the several decades by various political parties and agricultural economists have been that the exploitation by the middle men (trading houses) should be put down by enacting stro...

      By N.S. Venkataraman

      It is high time that the journalists and activists should take a good look at their own image in the society and search their conscience whether they have always been neutral and unprejudiced.

      By N.S. Venkataraman
    • Government should be committed to population control

      Today, what stands between India and high prosperity index is the huge population, which still continues to increase at alarming level. To control the population growth, Prime Minister M...

      By N.S. Venkataraman

      When the world was attacked by COVID 19 and with no proven drug/vaccine available xfor treating the infected people, social distancing between individuals was advocated as immediate solution to sol...

      By N.S. Venkataraman

      Now, it appears that both the governments and the public are tired of lockdown. It appears that people have reconciled themselves to live with COVID 19, just as they have been living wi...

      By N.S. Venkataraman

      It is highly depressing to read news about the local people’s objection to bury / cremate the corona infected deceased persons in their locality. This is happening all over India and par...

      By N.S. Venkataraman
Enter your email and mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

All My Circles
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)