Increasing solid wastes a problem for Delhi: Walia
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Last Updated: Friday, July 16, 2010, 22:46
  
New Delhi: Identifying increasing amount of solid wastes in the city as a huge challenge, Delhi Finance Minister A K Walia on Friday exhorted all concerned agencies to work together to find ways to manage them.

As per estimates, Delhi will generate around 16,000 metric tonnes of solid wastes per day (MTPD) by the year 2021, he said speaking at a workshop on solid waste management organised by Indian Environmental Society.

Delhi, which is the largest municipal solid waste producer in the country, generates over 7,000 metric tonnes of solid wastes every day followed by Mumbai with 6,500 tonnes.

Noting that the situation was "alarming", he said increase in accumulation of solid waste would be detrimental to environment and public health.

He said Delhi has limited areas for setting up new land fill sites. "Even neighbouring states have expressed their inability in permitting setting up of any landfill site in their areas."

Walia said government has decided to plant Bougainvilleas at existing land fill sites so as to improve their look and also to get rid of the foul smell.

PTI


First Published: Friday, July 16, 2010, 22:46


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