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