Indian cities are failing miserably at garbage management
- 1.43 lakh Metric Tonnes (MT) of garbage is generated in Indian cities every day.
- 1.1 lakh MT of this is generally dumped in open
- This is completely unprocessed and pollutes the surrounding land, air and groundwater.
Out of the 35 states, only eight process more than 50% of the garbage from the cities, including
The state-wise data on the website of the Urban Affairs Ministry shows that some, like Arunachal Pradesh and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, don't process municipal garbage at all. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand are stuck at less than 10%.
Chhattisgarh tops the list with 74%, followed by Telangana (67%), Sikkim (66%) and Goa (62%). These are the only four states that process more than 60% of their daily garbage.
On the plus side, 61,846, which is three-quarters of the 84,000 municipal wards in
According to the
The CSE backs segregation at source, recycling and reusing against the centralised approach of landfills. A change in the behaviour of citizens and an approach of local
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