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A trommel machine during its inauguration by BJP MP Gautam Gambhir to speed up removal of solid waste at the Ghazipur landfill site, in New Delhi.

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A view of Ghazipur landfill at Ghazipur, in New Delhi.

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A view of Ghazipur landfill at Ghazipur, in New Delhi.

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East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir during inauguration of a trommel machines to speed up removal of solid waste at the Ghazipur landfill site, in New Delhi.

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East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir during inauguration of a trommel machines to speed up removal of solid waste at the Ghazipur landfill site, in New Delhi.

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A stray dog sits on manure coming out of a trommel machine to segregate and process waste material at Ghazipur, Delhi's biggest landfill, in New Delhi.

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A dog stands on a pile of waste at the Ghazipur landfill area, in Delhi. Authorities have processed 13,0000 MT of wastes till date at India's tallest garbage mountain in Ghazipur East Delhi, which has reduced by 40 feet in a year time.

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Trommel machine-cum-ballistic separators, which are mechanical screening machines used to separate solid-waste and inert materials, at the Ghazipur landfill site in New Delhi. The garbage mountain's height has decreased by 40ft in one year.

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BJP MP Gautam Gambhir during a visit to the Ghazipur landfill site for inspection, in New Delhi.

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BJP MP Gautam Gambhir during a visit to the Ghazipur landfill for inspection, in New Delhi. The leader claimed that the landfill site has reduced in height in the past several months.

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BJP leaders Manoj Tiwari and Hansraj Hans during an inspection of Bhalswa landfill, in New Delhi.

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PPE kits and other medical waste disposed at Ghazipur landfill in New Delhi.

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A ragpicker searches for recyclables items at a garbage dump, in New Delhi.

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A rag-picker look for usable material at a garbage-dumping site on World Environment Day, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Ghaziabad.

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Ragpickers segregate reusable material at a garbage dump on World Environment Day, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Ghaziabad.

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Rag pickers search for re-usable items from the garbage at Waryana landfill on the eve of World Environment Day, in Jalandhar.

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Adjutant stork and cows are seen at a garbage dump that has been made out of bound for rag pickers by district administration during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Guwahati.

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A view of the Pallikaranai marshland, which has been reduced to the size of one-fourth of its level from the earlier level of 34, 000 hectares to just 400 hectares following heavy encroachments affecting environment, near Chennai.

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A rag-picker looks for usable material at a garbage-dumping site at Boragaon on the eve of World Environment Day in Guwahati.

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A Guwahati Municipality Corporation (GMC) unloads garbage as rag-pickers look for recyclable material at Boragaon garbage-dumping site, on World Environment Day eve in Guwahati. The World Environment Day is observed every year on June 5, and the theme of this year is 'Air pollution'.

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Greater Adjutant Storks seen on the top of a garbage-heap at Boragaon garbage dumping site, on the eve of World Environment Day, in Guwahati.

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A man stands near a garbage-dumping site on the outskirts of Amritsar.

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Rag-pickers pick usable material from a garbage-dumping site near Amritsar.

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A rag-picker looks for usable material at a garbage-dumping site at Boragaon in Guwahati.

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Rag-pickers look for usable material at a garbage-dumping site at Boragaon in Guwahati. The World Environment Day is observed every year on June 5, and the theme of this year 'Air pollution'.

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A helicopter drops water over the burning patch of a landfill during fire at Vellalore in Coimbatore.

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Smoke rises after a fire broke out at Bhalswa landfill site in New Delhi.

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Smoke rises after a fire broke out at Bhalswa landfill site in New Delhi. A fire has been raging at the landfill site since October 20, raising concerns about rising pollution levels in the city as air quality oscillated between "poor" and "very poor" category.

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Smoke rises after a fire broke out at Bhalswa landfill site in New Delhi. A fire has been raging at the landfill site since October 20, raising concerns about rising pollution levels in the city as air quality oscillated between "poor" and "very poor" category.

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Residents block traffic as they protest against authorities constructing a landfill for dumping garbage in a residential area in Noida.

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A ragpicker woman searches for recyclable material as Greater Adjutant Storks and other birds fly over a garbage dumping site in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Biomediation culture being sprayed on windrows which are turned over once a week to allow for aeration, this prevents accumulation of harmful gases that can ignite. This method also considerably reduces use of water to manage fires on landfils.

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Two feet high long windrows being created using old and new waste landing at Ghazipur landfill. This helps to reduce odor, emission of harmful gases and combustion.

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Cranes sit on top of the landfill looking fro food.

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A part of the Ghazipur landfill has been beautified by covering the dump with grass.

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The dumpyard is almost 50 meters in height.

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Suprisingly, a wide variety of birds can be seen living in the Ghazipur Landfill.

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The view of the city from atop the Ghazipur landfill.

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Ghazipur is one of the oldest Landfills in Delhi and was made in 1984.

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Garbage trucks entering the Ghazipur landfill to empty the garbage collected from the city. Each truck carries up to six tonnes of garbage.

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Unlike Bhalswa, Rag pickers are not allowed into the Ghazipur dump yard which often means the only life you see is dogs and vultures.

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The top of the Bhalswa Landfill is streaming with activity as trucks come to dump the garbage collected from the city every few minutes.

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The top of the Bhalswa Landfill is streaming with activity as trucks come to dump the garbage collected from the city every few minutes.

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The unrestricted access to the landfill often means cattle from nearby find a grazing ground at the landfill.

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The view of North Delhi’s residential complex’s from atop the 55 meter high Bhalswa landfill.

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A small child walks around the Bhalswa landfill looking for recyclable garbage. The pieces of cardboard, plastic and cloth are sold to earn a living.

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Rag pickers from unauthorised basti’s around the Bhalswa landfill gather around a newly arrived garbage truck to collect pieces of plastic and other material they can sell.

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Delhi generates 8,300 tonnes waste daily

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People stand on a mountain of garbage that came crashing down in a landfill in New Delhi. Media reports say about 2,800 tons of garbage are dumped at the site every day.

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Rescuers look for the missing in a canal in New Delhi. At least two people were killed when part of a huge mountain of garbage came crashing down in a landfill on the eastern outskirts of the Indian capital, police said.

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Rescue and relief operations underway after a part of the Ghazipur garbage landfill collapsed in east Delhi.

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A car being pulled out of a canal as the rescue operations are underway after a part of the Ghazipur garbage landfill collapsed in east Delhi.

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Rescue and relief operations underway after a part of the Ghazipur garbage landfill collapsed in east Delhi. Several people and a vehicle were swept into the canal after the mishap.

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