Nearly 15% increase in waste dumped at Delhi landfills

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As per recent official data, the quantity of waste thrown into Delhi’s three landfill sites increased by roughly 15% over the previous year.

Delhi generated 10,990 tonnes per day (TPD) of municipal solid waste (MSW) on average in April 2021, according to reports submitted to the Union Jal Shakti Ministry and the Central Pollution Control Board.

5,457 TPD (49.65%) was processed at MSW processing plants, with 5,533 TPD (50.35%) ending up in landfill sites in Bhalswa, Ghazipur, and Okhla.

By April 2022, MSW generation had climbed to 11,293 TPD, with just 4,929 TPD (43.6%) being processed, recycled, or composted. The remainder (6,366 TPD) was disposed of in landfills, representing a year-over-year increase of nearly 15%, reports Business Standard.

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