Remove Ghazipur ‘mountain’ of garbage: PM Narendra Modi

Delhi: 2 Oct, 2021 (Times of India)


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said one “mountain” of municipal waste in Delhi is waiting for its removal, in an apparent reference to the mammoth heap of solid waste at Ghazipur landfill site.
While launching the Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0, which aims to make cities and towns garbage free, the PM said, “Puriji, when I speak about getting rid of heaps of garbage, there is such a mountain in Delhi, which has been here for years. This hill is also waiting for its removal.”
Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri was also at the event. Ghazipur landfill site falls under East Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Different government agencies have tried to find solution to the mountain of garbage dump at Ghazipur in East Delhi, but there has been no major success so far.

On the progress of processing of municipal solid waste, Modi said currently around one lakh tonnes of solid waste is being processed. “In 2014, less than 20% of the waste was processed. Today we are processing about 70% of daily waste. Now, we have to take it to 100%,” the PM said.