45% of Deonar dumping ground to be cleared by May

Excerpt from DNA, reported by Pandurang Mhaske on Mar 28, 2011: Read Full Article

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Residents of Deonar, Mankhurd, Govandi and Chembur will soon be a relieved lot, as 45% of the dumping ground at Deonar will be scientifically closed down by the end of May. The entire project will be completed by December 2011.

Deonar dumping ground is one of the oldest and biggest dumping grounds in the city. It receives 5,500 metric tonne of refuse and 600 metric tonne of silt daily. Between March and June, the amount of silt goes up to 9,000 metric tonne because of drainage cleaning prior to the monsoon.

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  1. Several papers are announcing that Deonar dumping ground will be cleared , but nowhere is it mentioned anything about the replacement for the same. Is the solid waste going to become less just because one of Mumbai’s dumping grounds is closing down? There has to be a sustainable solution to the problem. Closing down deonar will just give birth to other areas and the toxic solid waste will spread closer to residential areas around the city.

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