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India: Children living and working in New Delhi's trash mountain as country grapples with plastic waste crisis04:00

India: Children living and working in New Delhi's trash mountain as country grapples with plastic waste crisis

India, New Delhi
July 30, 2022 at 13:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Children could be seen among those who lives and works inside one of Asia’s biggest trash mountains of Ghazipur landfill outside New Delhi on Friday as India is struggling to cope with a plastic waste crisis.

Despite attempts to offer better living conditions to the children of New Delhi, hundreds of them continue to live in and around garbage dumps outside the Indian capital such as Imran.

"Our family does not have enough money to educate us and we have to do this work to fill our stomachs", garbage collector Imran explained. He added that sometimes he earns as little as 200 rupees (2,47 Euros; 2,53 US Dollars) a day working in the garbage field.

In recent months, many incidents happened in landfill sites including the April 2022 fire at the Ghazipur dump which burned for several days amid scorching heat in the area and made headlines worldwide.

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Children could be seen among those who lives and works inside one of Asia’s biggest trash mountains of Ghazipur landfill outside New Delhi on Friday as India is struggling to cope with a plastic waste crisis.

Despite attempts to offer better living conditions to the children of New Delhi, hundreds of them continue to live in and around garbage dumps outside the Indian capital such as Imran.

"Our family does not have enough money to educate us and we have to do this work to fill our stomachs", garbage collector Imran explained. He added that sometimes he earns as little as 200 rupees (2,47 Euros; 2,53 US Dollars) a day working in the garbage field.

In recent months, many incidents happened in landfill sites including the April 2022 fire at the Ghazipur dump which burned for several days amid scorching heat in the area and made headlines worldwide.