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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deonar fire: Mumbai could do much better, since this city alone produces much more waste than Sweden does.
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.
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.
Deonar was engulfed in thick smog resulting from a fire that broke out in the city's largest and oldest dumping ground.
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.
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.