New Delhi: The Case of a Neglected City

New Delhi: The Case of a Neglected City

New Delhi: The Case of a Neglected City

Poisonous pollution, broken roads, stray cattle, littering, and open defecation are among the irritants that make Delhi a veritable hell on earth.

By Rakesh Raman

Although New Delhi is India’s capital which is supposed to be managed by the central government of India as well as the local state government, today it’s a totally neglected city.

With a population of over 25 million, now Delhi is the world’s second most populous city after Tokyo. That means, it needs an extraordinary administrative framework to provide good governance and citizen services to people to improve their quality of life.

However, today Delhi is in such a pathetic state that it lacks even basic facilities for the people. Poisonous pollution, broken roads, stray cattle, littering, and open defecation are among the irritants that make Delhi a veritable hell on earth.

This article is in continuation to my previous article “Is New Delhi the Dirtiest City of the World?” that I did recently to report on the persisting dirtiness in the city.

Now I again visited different parts of Delhi to collect the following pictures that depict the ugly side of Delhi.

Take a look:

Stray cattle grazing on an open site full of rubbish near a housing colony.

Stray cattle grazing on an open site full of rubbish near a housing colony.

Stray cattle grazing on an open site full of rubbish near a housing colony.

Carelessness of government workers. Domestic waste littered on the road while waste bins are kept upside down.

Carelessness of government workers. Domestic waste littered on the road while waste bins are kept upside down.

Carelessness of government workers. Domestic waste littered on the road while waste bins are kept upside down.

The entire rubbish of the locality thrown in the open is blocking a part of the road.

The entire rubbish of the locality thrown in the open is blocking a part of the road.

The entire rubbish of the locality thrown in the open is blocking a part of the road.

Violation of child rights. A 12-year-old boy scavenging iron nails from the waste pile. He would sell these nails to feed himself.

Violation of child rights. A 12-year-old boy scavenging iron nails from the waste pile. He would sell these nails to feed himself.

Violation of child rights. A 12-year-old boy scavenging iron nails from the waste pile. He would sell these nails to feed himself.

Industrial waste dumped carelessly outside the factories causing pollution.

Industrial waste dumped carelessly outside the factories causing pollution.

Industrial waste dumped carelessly outside the factories causing pollution.

Risky pits right in the middle of the road near a government school.

Risky pits right in the middle of the road near a government school.

Risky pits right in the middle of the road near a government school.

Construction waste causing pollution near a government school.

Construction waste causing pollution near a government school.

Construction waste causing pollution near a government school.

You can't stand near this stinking site that exists near a housing colony.

You can’t stand near this stinking site that exists near a housing colony.

You can’t stand near this stinking site that exists near a housing colony.

Although Hindus worship a cow as their mother, here starving cows are eating even the trash which will make them sick.

Although Hindus worship a cow as their mother, here starving cows are eating even the trash which will make them sick.

Although Hindus worship a cow as their mother, here starving cows are eating even the trash which will make them sick.

These pictures show the negligence of Indian politicians and bureaucrats. And this negligence is not only a form of corruption, but it’s also a sin against the humankind. Do we need such a careless government? You decide.

By Rakesh Raman, the managing editor of RMN Company

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