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DCW notice to SDMC after girl falls into pit

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Friday issued a notice to South MCD over non-maintenance of a drain in Sreeniwaspuri area in which a 3-year-old girl had fallen.

The girl, identified as Kiran, fell into the drain on Thursday afternoon when she was playing with her five-year-old brother Sawan. The portion of the slab which was covering the drain was broken from the edge, police had said.

While the rescue operations are still on there has been no success yet.

“The municipal corporation has been asked to explain the reasons for non-covering of the open portion of the drain and name of the officers responsible for maintenance of the drain and details of the action taken or proposed against the said officials,” a DCW official said.

The girl’s family alleged that there were many complaints made to the concerned department about the open drain and how it posed a danger but nobody took any action.

“We have also asked for copies of complaints received by SDMC regarding
 the drain being open and action taken on each complaint and what are the measures being taken to ensure such incidents do not occur in future,” the official added.

The SDMC has been given a week’s time to respond to the notice.

Meanwhile, Maliwal on Friday called for creation of a “joint strategy” between central and state governments for better “execution” of initiatives.

“There is a need for creation of a joint strategy between central and state governments for better understanding of problems and execution of initiatives,” Maliwal said at the launch of “Gift her Education” programme initiated by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Under the programme, CII will be educating 100 underprivileged women from slums through special classes for eight months in three locations in Delhi, with support from its members.

The three locations where this programme will run are Bharat Vihar JJ Colony and Kakrola Village in West Delhi’s Dwarka area and Sanjay Amar Colony in East Delhi’s Vishwas Nagar.
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