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Garbage burning continues unabated in Gurugram

Garbage burning continues unabated in Gurugram

Gurugram: A large number of complaints relating to the burning of garbage continue to be reported from Gurugram.

While the blow of winds has ensured that the air quality levels have improved in the city, it is still an extremely unhealthy level.

Sunday proved to be no different from the air quality index in the city being at 290 micrograms per cubic meter.

Even as 300 coal-based industrial units have been closed and the construction activities banned in Gurugram, residents complain that burning of garbage continues to deteriorate the city's already poor air.

Lack of expertise in effective segregation of waste is proving to be the biggest impediment in the city's fight against toxic air.

Even after the order by higher judiciary and warning by public authorities, garbage continues to be burnt openly in the city leading to the deterioration of the city's air.

Burning of garbage in the open is one of the major factors cited for the poor quality of the city's air.

For long there have been complaints that the garbage is being dumped in the open areas of the city.

This is in accordance with large amounts of garbage that is being discarded at the 30 acres landfill site at Bandhwari is proving to be a health hazard for the residents living in proximity to it.

Not only are their complaints of garbage waste being burnt in the residential and commercial areas of the city but there are also reports of garbage being dumped and burnt in the green belt of Aravallis. Even as the MCG plans to now compost the waste, this idea is being discussed with them for a long time.

As there was no action taken by the officials, it has caused citizens to dump garbage in large vacant areas in the city and burn them.

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