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Lt. Governor Jung, officers inspect status of garbage collection, cleanliness across Delhi

Updated: Sep 21, 2016 15:19 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 21 (ANI): Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and all officers of his secretariat on Wednesday visited seventeen garbage points and inspected the status of garbage collection, general cleanliness across the national capital.

The inspection was initiated by Raj Niwas to take stock of cleanliness, keeping in view the rising cases of chikungunya, dengue and malaria.

Jung has directed the civic agencies to lift garbage from garbage points regularly and keep surrounding areas clean and sanitized

"Officers from Raj Niwas shall be making regular visits to the dhalaos in the coming days; civic agencies need to be vigilant," he said.

Earlier this morning, cracking its whip on the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and other civic and sanitary authorities in New Delhi, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) pulled them up for their failure in not implementing strong measures to control the spread of mosquito-bred diseases like chikungunya and dengue.

The NGT ordered the formation of a district level committee to be headed by deputy commissioner, MCD zone to check all preventive measures being taken by concerned officials on ground and submit its report within 15 days.

As per reports, at least 34 people have lost their lives due to chikungunya and dengue which have affected close to 4,000 people in the national capital this year. (ANI)