The revised draft of the Development Plan (DP) has once again allocated the maximum space for sorting of garbage in the eastern suburbs. While the western suburbs of Mumbai have a greater geographical area and higher total population than the eastern suburbs, it is the eastern suburbs that have once again been allocated the largest area for garbage segregation and waste management activities.
Manoj Kotak, BJP corporator from Mulund, said that Solid waste has to be processed at a ward-wise level and the issue will be raised with municipal commissioner later this week in a meeting.
Pravin Chheda, Congress corporator from Ghatkopar and Opposition leader in the municipal corporation, said that the DP could not push SWM activities to the eastern suburbs, just because majority of the economically weaker sections of the society lived there. He said that the allocation of land is unfair.