*CM Arvind Kejriwal's direction to NDMC officials - fix the foul smelling compost plant in 10 days or shut down*
*CM Arvind Kejriwal directs officials to ensure cleanliness and elimination of stench from compost plant located in Sector-4 of Gol Market, gives timeline till 20th August*
*Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visits New Delhi assembly constituency and instructs officials to swiftly address the problems of local people*
New Delhi: 08th August 2020-Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited his constituency of New Delhi today, and directed the NDMC officials to immediately address the problems of the residents of the area. CM Arvind Kejriwal also paid a visit to the NDMC compost plant set up in Sector-4 of the Gol market area, where the residents complained of foul smell from the compost plant and that they were disturbed by mosquitoes and flies. CM Arvind Kejriwal assured local people of speedy disposal of the problem. The Chief Minister has given a deadline of 10 days to the NDMC officials to ensure cleanliness in the area and said that if the problem is not addressed by 20th August, the plant will be shut down.
After visiting his New Delhi assembly constituency, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "Today visited the Gol market area in New Delhi assembly constituency. Orders officers to take immediate action on the problems of the local residents.''
A year back, the NDMC had set-up a compost plant in the nursery behind Bharti Public School. In this plant, wet garbage is brought and compost manure is made from it, which is later used for plants. Residents from 39 to 69 in Sector-4 in Gol Market are the most affected by the stench. At the same time, the plant has also increased the incidence of flies and mosquitoes. There have been several complaints about the plant to the authorities, but no action has been taken yet. The locals informed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal about the problem today. CM Kejriwal took immediate notice of the problem and has given a timeline till 20th August to the NDMC officials to ensure the elimination of the stench, or else the plant will have to be shut down.
In another program held in Sector-4 of Gol Market, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal planted a medicinal sapling in a park and heard the problems of all RWAs members in the area. RWAs brought up a problem of scarcity of drinking water, power cuts, and no pruning of trees. The Chief Minister has directed the concerned authorities to expedite work on resolving all the issues of the residents.
Speaking to media after the visit, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "NDMC officials have sought 10 days (till 20th August). It would be okay if the steps taken by the officials solve the issue of the foul smell, otherwise, the plant will be shut down. I am inspecting the area with residents. The local people have pointed out many other problems including cleanliness. I have ordered the officers of the NDMC to resolve the issues."
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We are residents of block no 39 to 69 and we stay in type-1 and type-2 houses. An organic manure making plant has been set-up near to type-1 houses. Here they use wet garbage for this work which smells a lot. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has come to our area and listened to our problems and directed the officials to immediately remove the officers who were in charge of this. The Delhi Chief Minister has assured that if the stench is not over, he will stop this plant. The local residents are very happy with the visit of the Chief Minister. We fully hope that the Chief Minister will address our problems at the earliest.
- *Satish Kumar Yadav, Secretary, Gol Market Sector-4, Type-2 RWA*
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-People in our region have been suffering from the stench coming from the compost plant for years. We have also complained to the local authorities several times. We requested the CM to look into the matter. He has listened to us, met of the NDMC officials, and observed that the performance of the officials was not satisfactory. He has assured early solution to the issue. The Chief Minister visited this area, met the residents, and listened to our issues. All the residents of this area are very happy with his visit.
- *Jaya Nand Mediti, President, Gol Market Sector-4, Type-1 RWA*
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*With the new start-up policy, we aim to make Delhi as one of the top 5 global destinations for start-ups: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*CM Arvind Kejriwal kicks off consultation process to draft new startup policy with industry leaders and young entrepreneurs*
*The new start-up policy aims to accelerate the growth of startups in Delhi and transform Delhi to the most friendly place in India for startups: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*In the true spirit of the Delhi Model, the Delhi government will launch an online forum to seek inputs from the general public*
New Delhi: 08th August 2020-Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday convened a meeting with a panel of industry leaders and young entrepreneurs to kickstart the consultation process for Delhi's new policy for startups and discuss ideas to develop Delhi as a leading choice for startups. The objective of the draft policy is to support entrepreneurs and build a robust economic and policy infrastructure that will create new jobs and bring new competitive dynamics into the current economic system.
The startup policy consultation will be conducted in two stages. Firstly, in the spirit of the Delhi Model of teamwork, the Delhi Government today invited industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and policy experts from various sectors to provide inputs in drafting the new startup policy. Prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs expressed interest and joined hands with the Delhi government in this initiative. The industry leaders who joined today's meeting includes pioneers like Ajai Chowdhry (Co-founder, HCL), Rajan Anandan (MD Sequoia Capital), Padmaja Ruparel (Co-founder, Indian Angel Network) and young leaders like Sriharsha Majety (Co-founder and CEO, Swiggy), Farid Ahsan (Co-founder, ShareChat), Suchita Salwan (Founder and CEO, Little Black Book), Tarun Bhalla (Founder, Avishkaar), Riyaaz Amlani, CEO & MD, Impresario Handmade Restaurants etc.
Following this, the Delhi government will soon release a draft Startup Policy and launch an online forum to seek inputs from the general public on the start-up policy. This will give the startup policy a fresh perspective and in the true spirit of the Delhi Model, cement Delhi government’s commitment to delivering results through teamwork and unity.
Referring to a report from TiE from September 2019, the Hon’ble Chief Minister highlighted that with over 7000 start-ups from the region, Delhi has the highest number of active start-ups in the country and now the valuation of the city’s start-ups is about $50 billion. The report states that Delhi-NCR is set to become one of the top five global start-up hubs with 12,000 start-ups, 30 unicorns, and a cumulative valuation of about $150 billion by 2025.
Delhi being the national capital is a hub of students, industries, and many prestigious institutions. In the last few years, the startup ecosystem here has amassed a plethora of opportunities for budding entrepreneurs. At the launch of the startup policy consultation process, CM Arvind Kejriwal said, “Right since my IIT days, I have seen some of the most brilliant minds from India go abroad looking for better opportunities. I believe Indians are the smartest entrepreneurs in the world and all they need is the right opportunity and the right conditions to help them thrive. With this start-up policy, we aim to make Delhi as one of the top 5 global destinations for start-ups.”
The industry leaders welcomed the initiative and lauded CM Arvind Kejriwal's efforts in reducing the incidence of CoVID in the city and making continuous efforts towards reviving the economy, and lauded the government’s appetite to execute novel ideas. Mr. Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital said, "NCR is already the largest startup region in India and within NCR, Delhi has the most number of startups. We were honored to be invited by the Chief Minister of Delhi to provide suggestions on how to make Delhi one of the world's top 5 startup destinations. The discussion was very good with many ideas on what it will take Delhi's startup ecosystem to the next level".
Mr. Riyaaz Amlani, CEO & MD, Impresario Handmade Restaurants said, “I am so glad that the Hon'ble CM has convened this panel. To battle the financial effects of COVID timely measures provided by the Delhi Govt would mean that we can defeat the financial effects of COVID and come out even stronger.”