Garbage mountain at Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill to rise higher than Taj Mahal by 2020

India’s tallest rubbish mountain in New Delhi is on course to rise higher than the Taj Mahal in the next year, becoming a fetid symbol for what the UN considers the world’s most polluted capital. Hawks and other birds of prey hover around the towering Ghazipur landfill on the eastern fringe of New Delhi, stray … Read moreGarbage mountain at Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill to rise higher than Taj Mahal by 2020

East Delhi Municipal Corporation surveys, seals two centres

In a bid to prevent a Surat-like fire tragedy, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has started a fresh survey of coaching institutes operating under its jurisdiction to check if the establishments are following the building by-laws. The civic body has also sealed two coaching centres in Laxmi Nagar area on Friday for violations. Last … Read moreEast Delhi Municipal Corporation surveys, seals two centres

East Delhi Municipal Corporation starts cleaning drains

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) started an intensive drive to clean major drains. On Monday, the municipality started cleaning of Kanti Nagar drain between GT Road and Bihari Colony in east Delhi. The civic officials said that this cleaning drive is different from de-silting exercise as the civic body will remove the floating waste … Read moreEast Delhi Municipal Corporation starts cleaning drains

Despite deficit, EDMC proposes tax rebate

Despite the fact that it was running a massive annual budgetary deficit of Rs 258 crore, a House meeting of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation resolved on Monday to provide 100% rebate against any hike in property tax. “Both south and north Delhi municipal corporations have not adopted the municipal valuation committee (MVC-III) recommendations and … Read moreDespite deficit, EDMC proposes tax rebate

Delhi civic bodies pull down 6 lakh publicity material

The three municipal corporations of Delhi have pulled down around 6.18 lakh political posters, banners, flexes, boards and hoardings of various parties put up on public roads in the city since the Model Code of Conduct for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 came into force on March 11. The East Delhi Municipal Corporation said they had … Read moreDelhi civic bodies pull down 6 lakh publicity material

South, East Delhi civic bodies make Rs 6.5cr from signages | delhi news

The South and East municipal corporations have started enforcing the new self-signage rates for shops, business centres and malls under the Outdoor Advertising Policy (OAP) of 2017 and raking in the revenue. Self-signage refers to the display put up by commercial establishments, comprising their brand name, logo, product details, celebrity ambassadors, timings, etc. While the … Read moreSouth, East Delhi civic bodies make Rs 6.5cr from signages | delhi news

Cash-strapped EDMC has no money to ‘green cap’ Ghazipur landfill site | delhi news

The cash-strapped East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) is seeking about Rs 94 crore under the Urban Development Fund (UDF) from the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) for ‘green capping’ the south side of the Ghazipur landfill. This is just one of the four sides of the oldest landfill in Delhi that was … Read moreCash-strapped EDMC has no money to ‘green cap’ Ghazipur landfill site | delhi news

In a first, EDMC gets open defecation-free tag | delhi news

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has been declared ‘Open Defecation Free’ (ODF), commissioner Dilraj Kaur said Monday. She added that the East civic body has passed a ‘third-party inspection’ conducted by the Quality Council of India (QCI) on behalf of Union government’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). This exercise was part of … Read moreIn a first, EDMC gets open defecation-free tag | delhi news

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