PHOTO FEATURE
The Mountains We Make
Despite declamations of cleanliness, we build Qutub Minars of apathy by simply dumping solid waste all around.
  • Apr 13, 2018

    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.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    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.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    The view of North Delhi’s residential complex’s from atop the 55 meter high Bhalswa landfill.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    The unrestricted access to the landfill often means cattle from nearby find a grazing ground at the landfill.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    The top of the Bhalswa Landfill is streaming with activity as trucks come to dump the garbage collected from the city every few minutes.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    The top of the Bhalswa Landfill is streaming with activity as trucks come to dump the garbage collected from the city every few minutes.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    Life goes on in Delhi’s Karol Bagh despite huge mounds of garbage lying around on the roads.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    A local MCD worker empties a trash trolley in an unauthorized garbage dump at Karol Bagh.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    Residents cover their faces to avoid the smell emitting from the garbage thrown on the roads.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    There is a lack of segregation of biodegradable and non bio degradable waste in the city.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    Life goes on despite the waste strewn around on the road
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  • Apr 13, 2018

    Atop the Ghazipur dump yard, dogs and vultures claim the area.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    The waste to energy plant at the Ghazipur Dumpyard manages to produce only 12 MHz of energy every month.
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  • Apr 13, 2018

    Unlike Bhalswa, Rag pickers are not allowed into the Ghazipur dump yard which often means the only life you see is dogs and vultures.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    Garbage trucks entering the Ghazipur landfill to empty the garbage collected from the city. Each truck carries up to six tonnes of garbage.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    Ghazipur is one of the oldest Landfills in Delhi and was made in 1984.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    The view of the city from atop the Ghazipur landfill.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    Suprisingly, a wide variety of birds can be seen living in the Ghazipur Landfill.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    The dumpyard is almost 50 meters in height.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    A part of the Ghazipur landfill has been beautified by covering the dump with grass.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    Cranes sit on top of the landfill looking fro food.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    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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  • Apr 13, 2018

    Bio-remediation Pilot project being carried out at Ghazipur? landfill to bring down the volume of biodegradable waste. The project aims to reduce the volume by over 40 per cent.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
  • Apr 13, 2018

    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.
    Photo by Jitender Gupta/Outlook
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