Public Forum : Drowning In Garbage

Take a look at the desperate state of our national capital engulfed as it is by trash. Just a few days back lives were lost after the monstrous Ghazipur dump collapsed. It is more than 50 metres high, it is not supposed to be more than 20 metres high; and with no other dump easily available, Delhi stares at a disaster in the making. Why now, in 2017, are we finally waking up to this ridiculous situation? Who is responsible and is there a real solution? We debate on The Buck Stops Here.

In a shocking incident today, two people were killed and five others injured when a portion of the massive Ghazipur landfill site in east Delhi caved in. Due to the cave-in, a car and two two-wheelers fell into the Kondli canal which flows near the landfill site. This segment of DNA analyses this shame incident.

NDTV डेटॉल बनेगा स्‍वच्‍छ इंडिया कैंपेन का चौथा सीजन जारी है और इस सीजन में एक बार फिर 'मेरे दस गज' मंत्र पर गौर किया जा रहा है. यानी सब लोग मिलकर अपने 10 गज के दायरे की सफाई का प्रण लें. ये एक ऐसा बदलाव ला सकता हे जो हम सालों से नहीं ला पाए हैं. इसी सिलसिल में पर्यावरणविद सुनीता नारायण ने NDTV से बात की.

Fire from a burning garbage dump, which has been on for days, is resulting in high pollution levels in Mumbai. Lakhs of people are breathing in toxic air; more than 70 government schools in affected parts of the city have been shut down. There is an acrid smell in the air, say many residents of India's commercial capital. The government appears to have gone into lockdown. Apart from a tweet from the Chief Minister, no one seems to want to say anything. There is of course the standard response, we have ordered an inquiry and will wait for the results.

Vasudha Sharma gets us this inspiring report on how conscious developers and residents together can create zero waste green residential societies.

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has announced strict action against those who fail to segregate garbage and those found burning waste. The PMC staff too has been warned of action if found burning waste.

The decision follows efforts by the National Society for Clean Cities (NSCC) to persuade the civic body officials to take steps in the matter.

The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has issued a show-cause notice to Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) in connection with environmental pollution on the Assagao Plateau and its vicinity.
The Assagao Communidade and residents in the locality had objected to the dumping and burning of garbage by MMC on Assagao hill.
Acting on this, the GSPCB had directed MMC to immediately stop dumping of

Left over food and vegetable waste discarded in the garbage could soon be used to generate bio cooking gas (alternative to LPG) in the Capital.

NEW DELHI: Delhi Mayor P. K. Sawhney has announced that a waste-to-energy plant with a capacity of 1,300 metric tonnes garbage per day at Ghazipur and a similar plant at Okhla with a capacity of 2,050 metric tonnes garbage would be set up by the middle of next year.