Landfill

Tamil Nadu dumping over a third of its waste in landfills daily

The state generates 15,240 TPD (tonnes per day) of waste, as of October, and is able to process only 10,086 TPD, leaving over 5,000 tonnes in landfills daily.

published on : 25th November 2022

‘2-km of Najafgarh drain cleaned, work in progress upstream’

The silt, accumulated in the form of two solid mounds, is equal to 85 lakh tonnes of waste at the Ghazipur landfill site. 

published on : 18th November 2022

Sisodia to discuss closure of Yoga class scheme with L-G 

At a press conference on Wednesday, Sisodia had accused the BJP of “conspiring” to shut the programme by pressuring officials.

published on : 28th October 2022

Kejriwal sounds MCD poll bugle, slams BJP on funds

The CM accused the BJP of embezzling Rs 2 lakh crore funds in the past decade and a half. “The BJP spent Rs 2 lakh crore MCD funds in 15 years.

published on : 28th October 2022

MCD polls will be fought on garbage issue, will clean Delhi in 5 years if AAP wins: Kejriwal

He also alleged that the BJP "gobbled up Rs 2 lakh crore" during their 15-year rule in the civic bodies.

published on : 27th October 2022

BJP created garbage mountains, says Kejriwal

Kejriwal accused the BJP, which ruled the three erstwhile municipal corporations in Delhi, of doing nothing other than creating three garbage mountains and filling the city with waste.

published on : 27th October 2022

AAP to oppose MCD’s plan of 16 landfill sites via door-to-door drive

The party will aim to educate citizens about the electricity subsidy registration scheme and BJP’s 16 new garbage mountains through the campaign, they added. 

published on : 21st September 2022

Kejriwal running ‘university of lies’, says BJP after landfill claims

The BJP hit back and accused Kejriwal and his MLAs of spreading lies.

published on : 17th September 2022

Delhi CM urges people to oppose plan for 16 landfill sites

The ED’s case stems from a CBI FIR in which Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and some bureaucrats have been named as accused.

published on : 17th September 2022

BJP-run MCD planning 16 more garbage dumps: Manish Sisodia

Sisodia during a press conference accused the BJP of now planning to establish 16 more landfill sites across the city.

published on : 16th September 2022

AAP lashes out at BJP for mishandling garbage heaps in Delhi

Pathak further claimed that the problem has gotten worse with heaps of garbage pilling into the city even after the BJP has spent crores to solve the issue.

published on : 3rd July 2022

Pollution control body gives to-do list over landfills

The directions came following the April 26 fire at the Bhalaswa landfill site, which kept raging for over 10 days, said officials.

published on : 18th June 2022

MCD to deploy drones to survey landfill sites

The city has three landfill sites — Ghazipur, Bhalaswa and Okhla — that have turned into huge garbage mountains.

published on : 12th June 2022

Coughing up woes at Bhalswa landfill yard 

Breathing issues, cough, fever, skin rashes, tuberculosis (TB), upset stomach, diarrhoea are some of the issues that the residents near Bhalswa landfill yard have been witnessing on a daily basis.

published on : 6th June 2022

Bengaluru man turns landfill into forest

Anand Malligavad, a mechanical engineer, who quit his lucrative job in 2019, is now working assiduously to restore the landfill by converting it into thick forest. 

published on : 5th June 2022

Municipal Corporation of Delhi lays out steps to help flatten landfills, to submit report 

Around 50 officials have been entrusted with the task of reducing the height of landfill sites and monthly deadlines have also been set up, the officials said. 

published on : 4th June 2022

Bhalswa landfill catches fire yet again

According to the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) officials, a call regarding the fire was received at 1.52 pm, following which five fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

published on : 4th June 2022

Fix plan for complete razing of three landfills: Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena

Saxena gives three days to officials to come up with action plan for clearing Ghazipur, Bhalswa and Okhla landfills

published on : 30th May 2022

The future is fabric-friendly for Chennai-based entrepreneur Reshma 

Reshma Malliknath’s Handmade by Reshma makes the most of fabrics — even giving a makeover to scraps

published on : 19th May 2022

Bhalswa fire: DPCC alleges North civic body of negligence, slaps Rs 50 lakh fine  

Delhi’s environment minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said that the direction to impose the fine is based on an enquiry report filed on the matter by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee.

published on : 29th April 2022
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