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Long term solutions being sought for the dumping ground issue in Mumbai

Opposition parties in the state Legislative Council on Wednesday demanded that a long term solution needs to be found for the issue of dumping of garbage in the city, since the present spots are nearly full and there is no more space.

The Council members said that the three dumping grounds located at Mulund, Kanjurmarg and Deonar are almost packed to their capacity and the administration is only looking for short term solutions. There is hardly any part of city that does not have residential complexes and hence there is resistance each time the administration plans to have a dumping ground at any place.

To this, minister of state Ranjit Patil said that they have identified one place at Taloja for this purpose, though there is no resistance at the local level. “The city generates garbage of abouit 9.5 tonnes a day and every effort is being made to find solutions for this,” he said. In fact, there are also projects that will use biological treatment of the waste so that they can be put to good use, he added.

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