Living In The Shadows Of Asia’s Largest Garbage Mountain, The Ghazipur Landfill
Published On: July 29, 2022 | Duration: 4 MIN, 56 SEC
Team Banega Swasth India visited the location of the Ghazipur landfill that was commissioned in 1984 and its life span expired 20 years ago in 2002. As per the last count done in 2019, the mountain of garbage is around 65 metres tall (around 213 ft), which is almost at par with the height of the Taj Mahal, which is around 73 metres and just 8 metres short of the Qutub Minar. In terms of area, the landfill covers an area of 70 acres; which is larger than that of the Taj Mahal, which is spread across 42 metres. We spoke with some of the people living near the landfill to understand the hardships they go through every single day.