The condition relating plastic consumption in Mumbai is getting worse day-by-day. And now, a picture featuring model Aishwarya Sharma at Juhu beach is going viral on social media. The picture shows huge piles of garbage littered all across the beach. Aishwarya posted the picture on Instagram and has gone viral and has received more than 46,559 likes and counting and has been widely shared on social media.
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Undoubtedly, the picture is an eye opener and have manged to showcase the dirty reality of Mumbai, the island city, which is drowning in plastic waste every day. As per reports, Mumbai generates about 9,000 metric tonnes of garbage every day which ends up in the landfills and chocking the nullahs and city’s drainage system. In fact, Deonar is which is city’s major dumping ground, is almost on the verge of collapsing.
Assistant Municipal Commissioner Prashant Gaikwad previously told the Hindustan Times that quantities of trash normally increase by late May. “Every year May 25 onwards, we generally face this problem of more quantity of trash, mostly plastic, washing ashore. This year, it has also been aggravated by high waves over the past two days,” Gaikwad said. “Ten truckloads of garbage was removed throughout the day [May 27], amounting to 50,000 kg.”