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Delhi Elections 2015 and AAP

Delhi Elections 2015 and AAP

By Ishan Kukerti

A lot of trouble is going on currently within AAP which is making Delhi worried. But a look at the steps taken by the Arvind Kejriwal-led government so far are enough to quell any doubt, ease any worry.

Take a look yourself!

16th Feb 2015, 1st day in office

AAP launched the Anti-Corruption Helpline number 01127357169.

Delhi Government issued orders prohibiting any demolitions in the city. ‘Nobody should be deprived of shelter until proper arrangements are done.’ AAP said.

17th Feb

Delhi Government ordered that no contractual workers of any department will be removed till further guidelines formed.

Government issued 4500 permits to auto drivers for NCR region ensuring last mile connectivity. Take an auto to Noida without having to pay a million.

18th Feb

Satyendra Jain, Health Minsiter, launched Swine flu helpline – 011-22307145

Delhi Government issued orders to all testing labs in Delhi, freezing test charges of swine flu at maximum of Rs 4500. In city, some private labs were charging up to  Rs. 9000.

19th Feb

The Delhi Government granted license to 40 new drug stores to sell Tamiflu tablets for treatment of swine flu. Also, the government added two more designated laboratories to test for the disease and said the stock of medicines has been doubled.

21th Feb

Coordinating with Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Kejriwal led AAP Government announced building of two lakh new toilets.

Delhi Government ordered Magisterial probe into Burari violence incident.

23rd Feb

The Delhi Government launched online complaint registration website: www.pgms.delhi.gov.in

25th Feb

AAP delivered on ‘bijli-paani’ promise, slashed power tariffs by 50%; announced 20,000 liters of free water.

Feb 27th

Arvind Kejriwal forms 9-member panel  to implement the 70 promises made by the AAP in its election manifesto.

28th Feb

Delhi government launched a portal to file complaints online directly with MP/MLA. MP/MLA can review complaints anytime, and status of the complaints can also be tracked.

1st March

Dwarka water treatment plant inaugurated by Arvind Kejriwal, water supply started in the evening.

7th March

The Delhi government decided to allow “carry forward” of refund (input tax credit) of VAT and extend the date of filing R9 form.

10th March

Working towards its goal of making Delhi a WiFi city in a year, AAP’s Delhi government is considering a model that entails converting about one-fifth of the city’s electricity poles into “smart poles” on which WiFi antennas may be mounted.

11th March.

AAP government will use geo-tagging for women safety in Delhi.

 

  • Subsidies are not an solution, its just populist politics to lure people. By starting this subsidy trend Kejriwal is taking our country a decade back.
    if he believe in philanthropy then tell him to earn his own money and do as much as he want. its tax payers money he is wasting.
    rest things are there in a lot of places , no overnight wonders in them . what matters is how these things are executed and that we can only tell after some time.

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  • Subsidies are not an solution, its just populist politics to lure people. By starting this subsidy trend Kejriwal is taking our country a decade back.
    if he believe in philanthropy then tell him to earn his own money and do as much as he want. its tax payers money he is wasting.
    rest things are there in a lot of places , no overnight wonders in them . what matters is how these things are executed and that we can only tell after some time.

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Delhi Government Working Towards Robotic Solutions For Cleaning Sewers, Septic Tanks

Robots to clean sewers, septic tanks in Delhi? Find it out here

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FILE - A visitor shakes hands with a humanoid robot at 2018 China International Robot Show in Shanghai (VOA)

In an attempt to fully eradicate manual scavenging from the Indian capital, the Delhi government is working towards robotic solutions for cleaning sewers and septic tanks.

To achieve this goal, Delhi Cabinet Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam convened a meeting with experts from IIT, Delhi Technological University (DTU), New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and Delhi Cantonment Board among others to discuss the possibilities and the need of robotic solution to sewer cleaning task, the government said on Thursday.

The idea was inspired from a Robot named Bandicoot, developed by Kerala-based start-up Genrobotics, that has been commissioned by municipal bodies in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

About 80 manual scavengers have been trained in these states to operate the robots in a bid to offset the loss of livelihood.

Bandicoot, a semi-automatic robot, only requires a human operator to stand on the street near the manhole.

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It is a natural thing for man to become dependent on technology, and also addicted to it. Pixabay

“The machine with its many cameras, a robotic arm with 360 degree mobility, and a handy bucket to collect the waste does the work. The operator is only needed for navigation when the manhole is of non-standard size or there are multiple sewer lines below,” a statement said.

“The Delhi government has already taken up various efforts to stop the inhuman practice of manual scavenging and would soon introduce fully mechanised system to clean the sewage system and septic tanks. Still there is a need for robotic solutions for smaller lanes and by lanes where machines cannot go,” the Minister said.

During the meeting, experts from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) said the robot is not constructed for the condition of Delhi. So they suggested that the DJB approach the company for demonstration and feasibility to use such machine in Delhi.

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While some experts suggested usage of censors in the manhole to check the status of toxic gases, some others suggested a database control room for various sewer line related data and a Helpline number for the same.

“The DJB has been asked to constitute a committee for implementation of various methods to use robot and other type of technology. The government will ensure funds to DJB for this purpose,” the Minister added. (IANS)