New Delhi, July 13 (Xinhua) -- India's apex court has rapped the Delhi state government over the huge piles of garbage that have come up in the city over the past few years, with no action taken to get rid of them.
According to rough estimates, Delhi produces around 10,000 tonnes of garbage every day posing environmental and public safety hazards, as civic agencies are not getting able to find new dumping grounds or find a permanent solution like recycling of solid waste.
A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India on Thursday admonished Delhi Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal for failing to find a lasting solution to the garbage problem, and simply "passing the buck."
One of the garbage heaps in Delhi, the one at Ghazipur in east Delhi, has already touched the height of 65 meters, much above the permissible limits. The mountain of garbage was supposed to have been closed 15 years ago, but tonnes of garbage continues to be dumped at the spot.
Last year, two persons had died when a portion of the garbage heap suddenly fell on them.