Dumping of garbage on Deonar ground: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation approaches Bombay High Court

Mumbai: Since last December, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been looking for an alternative to dispose the garbage it collects. However, considering the amount of waste accumulated, the civic body claims it will need at least another six years to find a spot. In order to reduce the pressure on the Kanjurmarg dumping ground, the BMC had requested the Bombay High Court to allow it to continue dumping garbage at the Deonar dumping ground, about 450 metric tonnes of garbage daily.

HC had asked the BMC how much space would it require to dump the additional 450 metric tonnes at the Deonar dumping ground. It has ordered the BMC to detail the process, using a map of the Deonar dumping ground, on Tuesday. The segregated garbage from the city is dumped on Kanjurmarg and Deonar dumping grounds since BMC has shut down the Mulund dumping ground.

So far, the civic body has collected 72 lakh metric tonnes of garbage which it has yet to be disposed. A division bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Manoj Sanklecha had been listening to a plea filed by Pandurang Patil. The BMC has been given land at Karavle village in Ambarnath. However, it is still in the process of acquiring this land.

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