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Gorai dumpsite project bags major global climate change award

India Infoline
Dec 6, 2010
A Marathi documentary on the story of the successful closure of the dumpsite and promoting climate friendly policies has received third prize in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in Cancum, Mexico


From waste to worth

Nitya Kaushik
April 4, 2010
When Nilesh Samant moved into Seawood Society, a residential complex in Mumbai’s western suburb of Gorai, in 2003, the giant landfill two blocks away made it impossible for people to step out of their homes. The air was bad and most of us suffered breathing problems and asthma. Today we feel liberated; the air is clean and the foul smell is gone. Samant says even the temperature has come down a few degrees.


Morning walks on dump?

Sujit Mahamulkar, Mumbai
March 21, 2010
When a group of 25 to 30 senior citizens living in Gorai walked into the enclosed green space that was once the Gorai dumping ground on Saturday, they were thrilled. Most of them could not believe they were standing on 2.34 million tonnes of garbage, standing 32 meters high. They could soon be using the area for their morning walks. "The BMC [Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation] is considering allowing senior citizens to use the site for morning walks once the higher civic authorities clear the proposal," said BMC Project Engineer, A.V. Phadnis.



Revamp dumps, forget Slumdog: additional civic chief

Feb 11, 2010
If Danny Boyle's award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire showed Mumbai as a city of
shanties, the portrayal will soon change, according to R A Rajeev, additional municipal
commissioner. Speaking at the 'Low Carbon Environmental Solutions' seminar on Wednesday, Rajeev described a systematic revamp of the dumping grounds, which will soon give Mumbai a green lung and change the image of the city as a waste ground.


Cash begins growing at Gorai dump yard

Sudhir Suryavanshi
August 25, 2010
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has become the country's first civic body to earn and encash carbon credits, a kind of international rewards programme that encourages reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.


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