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20 Shanties, Godown Burnt In Massive Fire In Gurugram, Third Major Fire In Three Months

Hundreds of shanties have been gutted in at least three major fires in Gurugram since April. Two people were also killed in a fire in April.

13 June 2022

Delhi Bhalswa Landfill Fire | Residents' Health And Livelihood Hit As Fire Rages On For Sixth Day

Residents complain of breathing issues, skin allergies, and irritation in eyes as the landfill continues to be ablaze for the sixth day.


Delhi Bhalswa Landfill Fire | It Would Take At Least Two Days To Douse It: Officials

A fire officer said that residents have started complaining of sore throat, itchy eyes and breathing problems.


Fire Erupts In North Delhi’s Bhalswa Landfill Site, Brought Under Control

In 2022, three incidents of fire were reported in east Delhi's Ghazipur landfill site, including the one on March 28 which was finally doused over 50 hours after it broke out.

03 June 2022

Bhalswa landfill.

Fire Fighting Operations Continue At Bhalswa Landfill Site In Delhi

An official had said rising temperatures lead to the formation of “extremely flammable” methane gas at the dumping yards.


Ghazipur Landfill Site Fire In Delhi, Firefighters On Job to Douse Flames

Ghazipur Landfill Site Fire: The fire on the landfill site erupted on Monday in Delhi, triggering thick plumes of toxic air in the national capital’s skies.

29 March 2022

Delhi LG Directs Officials To Submit Action Plan For Razing Garbage Mounds

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena has directed officails to submit an action plan for razing garbage mounds at landfill sites including Ghazipur, Bhalswa, and Okhla.

29 May 2022

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Ghazipur Landfill's Height Reduced By 12 Metres: BJP MP Gautam Gambhir

‘I would like to tell the residents of East Delhi that this is just the beginning and we will not give up till we completely do away with this gigantic dump,’ Gautam Gambhir asserted.

03 January 2021

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26 November 2020
Civic Official Summoned By Delhi Assembly Panel Over Landfill Site Fire

Civic Official Summoned By Delhi Assembly Panel Over Landfill Site Fire

A fire broke out at Ghazipur garbage dump on Wednesday, causing a spike in air quality index and pollution levels


26 November 2020
Delhi Police Files FIR Over Fire At Ghazipur Landfill Site

Delhi Police Files FIR Over Fire At Ghazipur Landfill Site

The fire broke out on Tuesday night and the case was registered soon after, they said.


06 June 2019
World Environment Day

World Environment Day

Air pollution has become a national emergency. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has chosen air pollution as the theme for this year's World...


25 October 2018
Fire Continues To Smoulder At Bhalswa Landfill In Delhi, Air Quality Remains 'Very Poor'

Fire Continues To Smoulder At Bhalswa Landfill In Delhi, Air Quality Remains 'Very Poor'

Delhi's air quality remained very poor as the fire at Bhalswa landfill continued to smoulder


25 October 2018
Fire In Delhi’s Bhalswa Landfill Out Of Control Even After A Day

Fire In Delhi’s Bhalswa Landfill Out Of Control Even After A Day

A fire that broke out at the Bhalswa garbage landfill site in the capital on Sunday night has not yet been brought under control.


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14 April 2018
The Mountains We Make

The Mountains We Make

Despite declamations of cleanliness, we build Qutub Minars of apathy by simply dumping solid waste all around.


21 April 2018
The Greater Kailash Of Garbage

The Greater Kailash Of Garbage

There are time-bombs ticking in the capital—after all, there’s only so much ­garbage landfills can take. Swachh Bharat slogans won’t stop the volcanoes...



16 September 2017
‘The Tech’s There, Not The Political Will’

‘The Tech’s There, Not The Political Will’

Magsaysay award winner Bezwada Wilson, in the wake of Ghazipur landfill tragedy, talks about the civic scenario and why, as a nation, have failed to deal with...


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