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Waste to resource: Companies look to tackle garbage dumping problem

The crux of the problem is the lack of a waste management system, and this has spurred some companies to step in with innovative ideas to tackle the issue

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A man walks past burning garbage at the Ghazipur landfill site in New Delhi (Photo: Reuters)

Sarthak Choudhury New Delhi
No city wants to be known as the site of a garbage mountain. But that’s precisely what greets anyone coming into Delhi from the north: a 50-acre-wide and 60-metre-high towering garbage dump. Over a month since a fire broke out here, this giant landfill, which is barely 12 metres short of the height of Qutub Minar, in Delhi’s Bhalswa area continues to emit smoke, choking the lungs of people who live around it.

The air quality has since been “very poor” in the area and around. This was the fourth fire incident since April. Officials say while the fire was doused

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First Published: May 29 2022 | 2:11 PM IST

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