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Swacch India: Guide To Solid Waste Management Rules 2016

Source: NDTV, Date: , 2017

Source: NDTV, New Delhi, April, 2017 :-Did you know that India, a country of 1.2 billion, is running the risk of drowning in all the waste it generates on a daily basis? At present, around 62 million tonnes of solid waste is generated annually out of which 5.6 million tonnes is plastic waste, 0.17 million tonnes is biomedical waste, hazardous waste generation is 7.90 million tonnes per annum and 15 lakh tonne is e-waste. India is among the top 10 countries in the world generating the highest amount of municipal solid waste, and the bigger problem is that approximately 70-75% of this waste remains untreated. This untreated waste of 31 million is mostly dumped into landfills.Major Indian metros like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Chennai generate about 10 million tonnes of garbage every day. Mumbai and Delhi have 3 major landfills each and their biggest/main landfills, Deonar in Mumbai (90 years old) and Ghazipur in Delhi (33 years old) are functioning way beyond their lifespan.

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