The Gurugram district wildlife department has written to the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) about the leachate from the Bandhwari landfill polluting water bodies in the Aravalli forests, posing a significant threat to animal life.
Environmentalists have also raised concerns about the contamination of forest waters due to leachate. The wildlife department has requested that the MCG takes action to prevent the release of leachate into water bodies. The Haryana Pollution Control Board (HPCB) has also been asked to collect samples from the water pits to determine their toxicity. Despite fines imposed by the National Green Tribunal on the Haryana government, the landfill continues to cause ecological damage.
The MCG joint commissioner stated that they have taken measures to prevent leachate from seeping into the ground and have deployed teams to remove excess leachate and release it into sewage treatment plants.