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Ragpickers at Mumbai's Deonar, despite being 'unsung heroes of sustainability', battle garbage mafia and state apathy
India

Ragpickers at Mumbai's Deonar, despite being 'unsung heroes of sustainability', battle garbage mafia and state apathy

At the Deonar dumping ground, it is easy to find many children who grow up in the garbage — the unregulated industry of child ragpickers is on the rise.

After Deonar, officials to curb level of methane at Mulund dumping ground to prevent fires
India

After Deonar, officials to curb level of methane at Mulund dumping ground to prevent fires

After implementing venting system in Deonar ground to cut down the level of methane gas, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC) has planned to replicate the same system for the dumping ground at Mulund.

Will follow scientific process to dispose of Deonar waste, says Mumbai civic body
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Will follow scientific process to dispose of Deonar waste, says Mumbai civic body

A day after holding a meeting with Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in the light of the fire incidents at Deonar dumping yard, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday said it would follow a scientific process to dispose of waste.

Two months on, environment ministry directs closure of Deonar dumping ground
Mumbai

Two months on, environment ministry directs closure of Deonar dumping ground

Over two months after a major fire at the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai, the central government has directed the city's civic to close the dumping area

Air quality in Mumbai descends into the 'poor' category following recent Deonar fire
India

Air quality in Mumbai descends into the 'poor' category following recent Deonar fire

The recent fire at the Deonar dumping ground sent the air quality in Mumbai plummeting down to ‘poor’. A Times of India report on Monday said that pollution in the city went from ‘moderate’ to ‘poor’ within a span of a few days

BJP trying to take political mileage out of the Deonar fire issue: Shiv Sena
Politics

BJP trying to take political mileage out of the Deonar fire issue: Shiv Sena

Maharashtra Environment Minister and senior Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam alleged on Monday that the recent incidents of fire at the Deonar dumping ground were the "handiwork" of BJP and that the ruling party was trying to gain political mileage out of the issue.

Waste management is imperative in Delhi as the national capital inches closer to another Deonar
India

Waste management is imperative in Delhi as the national capital inches closer to another Deonar

The Deonar dumping ground fire in Mumbai has not just exposed the fast deteriorating living conditions in India’s financial capital but also rung the alarm bells for the most notoriously polluted city of India — Delhi.

Deonar fire: After infant dies from breathing problems, officials refute parents' blame on smoke
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Deonar fire: After infant dies from breathing problems, officials refute parents' blame on smoke

A six-month old boy has died in a locality near Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai where a a fire has been raging since last week, with the parents saying the baby died of suffocation due to toxic gases emitted from the blaze, a charge refuted by officials.

Deonar dumping ground fire: Residents demand immediate solution in protest at Azad Maidan
Mumbai

Deonar dumping ground fire: Residents demand immediate solution in protest at Azad Maidan

Amid rising health concerns over smog spreading in areas adjacent to the Deonar dumping ground where a fire broke out on Saturday emitting toxic gases, a large number of residents on Tuesday protested at Azad Maidan in Mumbai, demanding an immediate solution to the problem.

The Deonar fire: Why can't Mumbai be smarter and manage its waste like the Swedes do?
India

The Deonar fire: Why can't Mumbai be smarter and manage its waste like the Swedes do?

Deonar fire: Mumbai could do much better, since this city alone produces much more waste than Sweden does.

Deonar fire: Two-member team to probe incident, says Prakash Javadekar
India

Deonar fire: Two-member team to probe incident, says Prakash Javadekar

On the 'serious' issue of fire at Deonar dumping ground which made the entire neigbourhood choke to toxic fumes, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that a two-member special team will be sent to investigate the incident.

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis orders probe by senior IPS officers into Deonar fire and smog
Mumbai

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis orders probe by senior IPS officers into Deonar fire and smog

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday ordered a probe into the recent fire and smog in suburban Deonar by a panel headed by a senior IPS officer.

Welcome to Deonar! Where Mumbai burns its problems and locals choke on the fumes
India

Welcome to Deonar! Where Mumbai burns its problems and locals choke on the fumes

Deonar was engulfed in thick smog resulting from a fire that broke out in the city's largest and oldest dumping ground.

The Silent Killer: Fouled by trash fire, Mumbai air still 95% better than Delhi
Mumbai

The Silent Killer: Fouled by trash fire, Mumbai air still 95% better than Delhi

Large enough to be seen from space, the fire from a burning garbage dump on Mumbai’s eastern edge shut schools, but the city’s air-pollution levels were almost twice as good–relatively speaking–as Delhi’s, according to data from IndiaSpend’s #Breathe air-quality sensors.

Holy smoke! Nasa images of Deonar fire indicate extent of Mumbai's pollution scare
Mumbai

Holy smoke! Nasa images of Deonar fire indicate extent of Mumbai's pollution scare

Close on the heels of the publicity surrounding Delhi's odd-even scheme, a massive fire at the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai shifted the focus to the commercial capital.