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Waste needs dissent

What will the city do about its growing mountains of waste?

Sunita Narain 

Sunita Narain Last fortnight, two people died in Delhi because the garbage mountain of the city collapsed on them. The waste dump, called landfill for want of a better word, is more than 50 metres high. It is one of the city’s three landfills, and its capacity has long been exhausted. Everybody knew this was a disaster waiting to happen. It did. The question is: What will the city do about its growing mountains of waste? The very next day after the tragedy municipal officials started looking for new places for the waste to be sent to. A new landfill site was even identified. But the people of Rani ...

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First Published: Sun, September 10 2017. 22:42 IST
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