wasteWaste management in Mumbai- LEDC
* The 110 hectare Deonar dumping ground rises up to seven stories high, the dumping ground was opened in 1927 and accepted approximately 1,450,000 tonnes of waste in 2006. Currently, the site has approximately 9.2 million tonnes of waste in place.
* Because of dumping of garbage without segregation, the bacteria present react with it which releases an estimated amount of 4,251 m3/hr of biogas, mostly containing methane. Currently this gas combusts and creates fires and releases smoke and other pollutants into the air.
* This month the BMC came up with a rather ridiculous situation to control the stench in Deonar by spraying it with deodorant, the perfume costs US $114,000 for 42,000 litres, which is required to perfume the landfills for six to eight months. Currently even people who segregate their garbage are more than likely wasting their time, as its all combined together and dumped.
* Mumbai generates waste to the tune of approximately 7,025tonnes per day. The waste consists of:
5,025tonnes of mixed waste (bio-degradable and recyclable)
2,000tonnes of debris and silt.
* The waste at the dumping ground is covered with debris and spread evenly in layers. The organic waste undergoes natural decomposition and generates a fluid, which is known a leachate, and is very harmful to the ecosystem, if not treated properly. The leachate
penetrates the soil and, if not prevented, pollutes the ground water. Also, flies, mosquitoes and many other pests breed on the waste and unless properly maintained, the dumps are a public health hazard.
* Biggest city in india with 14,350,000 people
* Urbanisation is a huge problem- rapid growth
* Mumbai is a magnet to Indians seeking a better life. But many who arrive dreaming of Bollywood end up in prostitution or organised crime. The city's population has doubled in 25 years, with half living in slums. In some parts, 50,000 people are said to be crammed into...