It all needs to be stopped as the continuous dumping

It all needs to be stopped as the continuous dumping

 has severely polluted the air and ground water,” said Chitra

Mukherjee, head of Chintan, an environment advocacy group.

Residents said the dump often makes breathing virtually impossible.

“The poisonous smell has made our lives hell. People fall sick a

ll the time,” said 45-year-old local resident Puneet Sharma.

Protests do not work and now many people are leaving the district.

They said a plant that recycles waste into energy next to the dump increa

ses their misery because the smoke it releases by burning trash is also poisonous.

A recent study said the dump was a health risk for people living within five kilometers, including for cancer.

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