According to a report filled by MCD before Supreme Court, nearly half of 15 million Delhi populations live in slums, JJ clusters and unauthorized colonies which have little or no garbage collection system.
About 49% of the total population of Delhi lives in slum areas and about 860 JJ clusters. There are about 20,000 jhuggies and according to a rough estimate about 5-6 persons stay in each jhuggi besides a sizable population lives in unplanned areas having no proper system of collection, transportation and disposal of municipal solid wastes.
Despite formulation of the Master Plan 2021, the government has not been able to bring most of the residential areas under its purview. Roughly only 5% of the population lives in planned areas. This means nearly 73.5 lakh people of the 1.5 crore population live in slums and unauthorized colonies and that only 7.5 lakh Delhi people enjoy civic amenities.
It also said that MPD -2021 has estimated that Delhi would require an SLF site of the size of 1500 acres. However the size of the present three sites being used by MCD at Ghazipur,Bhalswa and Okhla together is less than 150 acres. It said that Delhi generate 7500 tonnes of wastes which is difficult to dispose off due to shortage of landfill sites.