People against a garbage mound in their vicinity in Ahmedabad

Reported by

Aditi Patil

Published on

December 27, 2016

December 27, 2016

Updated on

December 27, 2016

Location of Conflict

Pirana

Ahmedabad

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Waste Management

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People Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

34

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Starting Year

1980

State

Gujarat

Sector

Infrastructure

Burning garbage at Pirana landfill is reportedly affecting the health of over a lakh people who live in its vicinity. The residents filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Gujarat High Court demanding immediate closure of the landfill site and shifting its location. In response, the High Court has issued notices to the state government, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB). Flammable chemicals often set off a series of fires aided by methane emanating from the rotting garbage, engulfing an entire 3km area in thick smoke. A proposal to cap the Pirana site has been pending with the AMC for the last six months. A local NGO had collected medical records of people living at Shahwadi, Piplaj and Ektanagar areas. The records show that people are suffering from asthama, cancer, heart and kidneyrelated disease. There are two options of clearing the garbage, capping the landfill site or reclamation projects. The reclamation project might need 200 crores of initial investment, as discussed with AMC Officials.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

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Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

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