Stop Garbage burning could be killing you

  • | Thursday | 7th January, 2021

Rampant garbage burning along the highways in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad is posing a huge threat to people's health. Sumaira Abdulali of Awaaz Foundation recently wrote to Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray highlighting the menace of garbage burning. Numerous heaps of burning garbage which are ubiquitous along roadsides in areas surrounding Mumbai are not identified as part of any specific initiative. These garbage dumps consist of mixed bio-mass and plastic and are a major contributing source of localised air pollution," said Abdulali. She has sought time to meet the minister to discuss a plan to tackle air pollution.

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