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Kalyan's Adharwadi dumping ground to be closed soon

As per reports, the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has initiated the plans to construct a park on the existing dumping ground, after the departments witnessed success in the recently initiated 'zero waste campaign'

Kalyan's Adharwadi dumping ground to be closed soon
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Sanitation workers and residents of Kalyan will soon be free from the troubles caused by the local dumping ground, as the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has initiated the plans to construct a park on the existing dumping ground.

As per reports, the administration has set a target to stop dumping garbage at the Adharwadi dumping ground from next Dussehra (2021), and it is said that the waste from the dumping ground will be removed in the coming months. Officials have been asked to design a proposal regarding the same, to ensure a park is soon made at the location. 

If approved, this will come across as a sigh of relief and good news for the residents of Kalyan West, who have been suffering from several concerns related to the garbage, for many years now.

Data reveals that officials dump over 650 metric tons of waste every day at the Adharwadi dumping ground. However, during the coronavirus lockdown period, the municipality had implemented a waste sorting campaign, out of which 500 tons of waste was sorted with the help and support of citizens. Only 159 tons of waste is now being dumped, and as planned, issues related to this will also be solved in the near future.

Residents and officials have often reported fire incidents caused by this waste, and the same has endangered the health of the citizens living nearby. It is said that the municipal corporation has been trying to stop dumping in the ground for years, and the court and the Pollution Control Board have also questioned the municipality for the same reasons.

However, Ramdas Kokare, who joined the municipality as Deputy Commissioner in May 2020, decided to implement a 'zero waste campaign' in the city. This was initially opposed by citizens and MPs, who said waste sorting was not possible during the lockdown. However, the administration has succeeded in inculcating the habit among the citizens by continuing the campaign, and KDMC soon wishes to see better results, thereby implement the bigger plan.

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