India, one of the most populated country in the world is entering the new zone- Generating Pollution. Yes, India is now the world’s third largest garbage generator. But the amount of waste generated is not as big as its sporadic and unhygienic disposal. Over 45 million tonnes, which is nearly 3 million trucks of garbage is not disposed off properly by the municipal authorities of India.
In India, each year 6,000,000 tonnes of waste generated. Maharashtra tops the list of states with highest solid waste generation per day (26,820 tonnes) followed by Delhi, which records the largest per capita waste generation every day (501.4g).
According to Swachhta Status Report 2016,NSSO, cities like Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Agra, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur and Surat among others have an estimated per day waste generation is more than 500 tonnes.
Report published by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) & Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), 2015 states that the waste generated by world is about 4.7 million tonnes where as India is contributing around 0.14 million tonnes garbage daily.
Around the world waste generation rates are rising. In 2012, total waste generated by cities around the world is around 1.3 billion tonnes. With rapid population growth and urbanisation the municipal waste generation is expected to rise 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025.
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