Afforestation on Landfills

SayTrees has started this effort :

@Durgesh this seems wonderful! Can you help us all understand the method and benefits of this? Does the landfill develop topsoil over time?


@sameershisodia Indore municipal corporation undertook a similar project when they converted a 100 acre landfill into city forest.
While that project was based on the idea of circular economy and reusing the waste produce, ot also opened several revenue streams for the corporation such as increased circle rates in nearby areas and selling the CNG produced from daily waste.
So project such as these not only produces ecological benefits but can also produce economical and material benefits.

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@Priyanshu searched for a bit, but couldn’t find anything on the Indore city forest. Has it already been done? Any links? Found this article saying that such a project is planned.

@knadh city forest project is under implementation while the bio-CNG plant is functional on the same landfill site


Near the Ajinkayatara Fort, this dump yard is managed by CRDF for waste segregation and recycling.

To begin our efforts, we are turning a small portion of the dump yard into a green patch by removing four feet of the top layer and adding a fresh layer of soil (mixed with biomass) to support sapling growth. In the near future, this patch will host 4,000 saplings.

We anticipate enhanced soil recovery and increased life matter concentration with added biomass and regular watering.

*Plastic waste from the removed 4ft layer was further segregated and channelled with the support of the CRDF to specific recycling streams

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@SayTrees, what happens to all the waste underneath the topsoil? What I am trying to figure out is, as the saplings grow and the roots are longer than 4ft, what happens to them?