Monday, March 24, 2008

Back to the Future: A visit to Pune's Landfill Urli Devachi

Our bus, full of environmentalists, technocrats, PMC officials and civic activists, dodges between mounds of old dirt. Some of us have grabbed our kerchiefs and saree pallus to stop the suffocating stench that breezes towards us. The horizon has mounds and mounds of colorless waste scattered over 6 acres which land movers are ploughing and leveling. Welcome to Urla Devachi, the landfill that houses all the waste that you and me created year after year

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