A rag picker carries a sack of sorted recyclable materials atop the Ghazipur landfill site in the east of New Delhi. Photo: AFP

Indian ‘rubbish mountain’ set to rise higher than the Taj Mahal, highlighting country’s pollution woes

  • Ghazipur was opened in 1984 and reached its capacity in 2002 – but New Delhi’s detritus has kept on arriving each day in hundreds of trucks
  • At its current rate of growth, the landfill will be taller than the iconic Taj in Agra in 2020
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A rag picker carries a sack of sorted recyclable materials atop the Ghazipur landfill site in the east of New Delhi. Photo: AFP
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