Waste Management: India's Need of the hour

Waste generation has tremendously increased in the last decade with rapid urbanization and industrialization where it has reached a humongous figure of 62 million tonnes (MT)/year in India. Out of the total waste generated only 43 MT is collected, 11.9 MT is treated and rest of the 31 MT is simply dumped. Well it can be better disposed of with segregation and recycling to boost economy as well as benefit the environment. Here is a brief description of measures that should receive focus of general public, Residential Welfare Associations (RWA’s) and municipalities to tackle this waste problem in India.

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