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A fortnight on, no respite in sight from smoke at Ghazipur landfill

Source: The Times of India, Date: September , 2016

Lata rushes towards the stinking heap of garbage as soon as the dumper pulls away. Anything the 19-year-old can salvage from the trash before the waiting yellow bulldozer flattens it into a man-made hill will add to her day's earnings. The dumper's load -refuse from somewhere in east Delhi -is a tiny fraction of the 2,500-odd tonnes of garbage that arrives at the Ghazipur landfill every day. While Lata and a dozen other ragpickers sift through the trash, eagles hover high above and dogs trot about the smoking hill for food. Although the stench is unbearable and the clouds of smoke make the lungs burn, Lata says she has spent "enough time there not to care about it any more".

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