The landfill sites in Delhi are already saturated with the garbage and there is a major shortage of municipal waste disposal sites.
So, various municipal authorities are searching for alternate sanitary landfill sites to deal with the situation. According to Toxic Watch report, for North Delhi Municipal Corporation there is a proposal by DDA a 100-acre plot in Sultanpur Dabas. There are also many places identified for waste disposal sites. These sites are as follows, 150 acres in Pooth Khurd, 27.5 acres near Hamidpur village, 42.5 acres near Palla village and 62.5 acres between Palla village and Haryana border .
Looking at the shortage of landfill sites in the National Capital Territory (NCT), the Delhi High Court intervened and instructed Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to acquire new sites for urban waste disposal . Court has directed DDA to give two of the four already identified landfill sites to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). In July 2014, the Court had directed the NDMC to acquire a site at the Sultanpur Dabas village in North West Delhi. Also it had directed that after acquiring the land NDMC should file a status report on the progress of the project [2, 3].
In August, 2014, local people gathered in a large number and held a protest against the NDMC’s plan to set up a sanitary landfill at Sultanpur Dabas village. They called for a ‘mahapanchayat’ (large gathering of villagers). In the meeting they have decided that they will oppose the decision of NDMC, as they termed it as “anti-village”. They are protesting the decision under the banner “Dehat Bachao-Khatta Hatao Sangharsh Samiti”. The local congress leaders (political party) who are in the opposition in NDMC had supported the movement .
In the meeting villagers were decided to initiate a signature campaign against the landfill site. They had decided that they will collect about five lakh signatures of villagers who are against the landfill site and submit their memorandum to Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi. However, NDMC officials said that the proposed land is yet to be allotted by the Delhi Development Authority .