State to hand over Ambernath land to be a dumping ground

On Friday, the Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court (HC) that 12.14 hectares in Karavali village, Ambernath, will be handed over within three months and the remaining 26.71 hectares will be transferred within a year as a dumping ground

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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will set up a new dumping ground in Karavali village, Ambernath. On Friday, the Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court (HC) that 12.14 hectares in Karavali village, Ambernath, will be handed over to the civic body within three months and the remaining 26.71 hectares will be transferred within a year. In total, the state government will be handing over 38.85 hectares to the civic body.

In February, the bench of justice Abhay Oka and Mahesh Sonak had pointed out that only Kanjurmarg dumping ground has the capacity to process 3,000 metric tonne of garbage a day wherein Mumbai produces more than 7,000 metric tonnes of garbage on a daily basis.

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In 2016, dumping grounds in Mulund and Deonar were ordered to shut down after the HC observed that they had reached saturation points.

Advocate Ram Apte, appearing for the state, said that following the HC’s direction said that a 30-acre open area has already been carved out and within three months, it will be handed over to BMC.

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