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June , 2015
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‘Overflowing landfill sites posing risk to humans’

Source: Millennium Post, Date: June , 2015

The city produces a staggering 8360 MTD (Metric Tonnes Daily) waste but the existing capacity of its all three landfill sites stands at 4660 MTD, all of which are operating beyond their saturation point, the Economic Survey report by the Delhi government has pointed out. Bhalswa landfill site was commissioned in the year 1994, Ghazipur in 1984 and Okhla in 1996 and none of them are designed as per the Municipal Solid Waste Rules of 2000. Moreover, they don’t have authorisation from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee but the five civic bodies have informed that they have “no other option” but to use these sites but they are being “continued at the risk of human life”, the Survey report said.

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