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MCGM TO PERMANENTLY SHUT DOWN ONE SECTION OF DEONAR DUMPING GROUND

dumping-yard-2After complaints from residents about the stench and pollution from the Deonar dump, the MCGM has decided to close down a section of the dumping ground within a year. The section of the Deonar dumping ground that will close permanently will be used to generate 7 to 8 MW of power and add Rs 40 crore to MCGM’s revenue. Out of 120 acres that constitute the dumping ground, 65 acres will be closed down and used to extract methane gas that will then be used to generate power. Nearly 2,000 tonnes of garbage will be processed. After complaints from residents about the stench and pollution from the Deonar dump, the MCGM has decided to close down a section of the dumping ground within a year. Meanwhile, the MCGM will spray Sanial Supreme, a herbal deodorant at a cost of Rs 60.69 lakh per year to keep the stink at bay. The process of closing down a section of the dump will start in a year. Deonar is the country’s first and largest dumping ground and was set up in 1927. The BMC plans to use internationally accepted methods to close down the dump. MCGM’s Solid Waste Management department says that nearly 14 million cubic metres of garbage has accumulated at the dump and to protect the local environment, the dumping ground had to be closed down in a scientific manner. A gas well will be made to collect the gas. After the gas is extracted for about seven years, the closed section of the dump will be covered in soil and landscaped with vegetation. Ajaz Khan – NMTV News.

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