MCD to deploy drones to map landfills

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The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will use drones to map the elevation of landfills and monitor their height reduction, among other things. A similar pilot exercise was conducted a few months ago and yielded positive results. 

The move comes approximately a fortnight after LG Vinai Kumar Saxena visited the Ghazipur landfill site and asked the MCD officials to submit a status report on their plan to raze these dumping sites.

Following LG’s instructions, the civic body submitted a status report on efforts to reduce landfill height last week. In its landfill status report, the MCD listed steps such as biomining of legacy waste and the establishment of waste-to-energy plants.

The civic officials stated that the Ghazipur landfill will be demolished by December 2024, while the Bhalswa dumping site will be demolished by July next year. The Okhla landfill is expected to be demolished by December 2023, reports The Print.

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