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HC extends deadline for Mumbai dumping grounds to comply with anti-pollution rules

Source: The Times of India, Date: October , 2015

The Bombay high court on Tuesday extended by two months the deadline for the BMC to make its dumping grounds in the city compliant with the anti-pollution rules. Hearing a bunch of petitions on the issue, a division bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka gave the Maharashtra government time to file a fresh affidavit that would include a time bound schedule to set up new dumping grounds and to ensure that the existing ones comply with the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) rules. The bench reiterated that it would order a complete ban on constructions in Mumbai, if a proper plan was not submitted. Government pleader Abhinandan Vagyani, submitted the state's affidavit that said that the state had permitted the BMC to start the process of stopping dumping of garbage at Mulund and Deonar dumping grounds and increase the capacity of the Kanjurmarg dumping ground to 6,000 metric tonnes. The state had identified 52 hectares of land in Taloja to set up a new dumping ground.

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