The fire in waste on #Adampur Chhawani landfill site broke in the last 72-hours and has spread to 7 acre so far. Smoke is seen from two kilometers away, threat of methane gas has increased apprehension of the villages nearby. In 2013, on a petition to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), strict orders were issued to scientifically dispose of tonnes of waste lying in a landfill in Bhanpur, a village in Bhopal district about 17 km from Adamapur Chhawani. The NGT directed authorities to take measures to control pollution, but the Bhopal Municipal Corporation instead banned the dumping of garbage in #Bhanpur and started dumping waste in Adampur Chhawani. This new landfill site of about 44 acres was made in a hurry in 2018 by displacing the residents of Arjun Nagar village, located in Adampur Chhawani Gram Panchayat. At that time, 70 of the 160 families settled there refused to vacate. The other 90 families were given compensation and shifted to Haripura village.
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