Jawahar Nagar dump yard capping by April

Photo: G. Ramakrishna | Photo Credit: G_RAMAKRISHNAMayor Bonthu Ram Mohan vouches that the residents of about 30 villages and colonies surrounding the infamous Jawahar Nagar dump yard can now breathe easy, literally. Eighty three per cent of soil capping is complete for the legacy garbage dump at the 135-acre dump yard and the work up to 95% will be complete in the next 15 days, say the officials from the Ramky Enviro Engineers, the agency managing the dump yard since 2012. However, the leachate already collected in small ponds around the dump yard still needs to be treated before it is let into Musi River. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation almost completes the first phase of capping of garbage dumping at the Jawaharnagar dumping yard spread across 130 acres, also the biggest such yard in Asia. Leachate seepage occurs when the slime oozing out of the legacy dump is mixed with rainwater and flows out into lakes and other water bodies.

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