Each year, 50 million tons of e-waste are produced globally, according to the United Nations
On Tuesday, a major fire broke out in the Adharwadi dumping ground in Kalyan where the local residents had trouble breathing, but no casualties were reported.
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 fire that broke out at Deonar dumping ground in the eastern suburbs of the city is still raging, civic officials said on Sunday.
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.