Issue Date: May 15, 2010
two incidents of fire in April ruined traders of the plastic scrap market in Mundka village in Delhi’s outskirts. While waste pickers search heaps of burnt plastic for metal scraps they can sell to buy a meal, the land owners in Mundka are hoping for better times. The plastic scrap market, possibly the largest in India, is likely to shift, which means they can get higher rentals. Mundka is now connected by metro rail and land prices have started spiralling.
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