Waste Management: A Huge Challenge And Crisis In India

PUBLISHED ON: December 22, 2017 | Duration: 1 min, 58 sec

   
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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? Currently, 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. The problem in India is that approximately 70-75% of this waste remains untreated and this untreated waste of 31 million is mostly dumped into landfills. What’s more, the ongoing practice of burning waste at landfills or in the open areas is causing air pollution. Watch the special report to know the hazardous effects of the poor waste management in the country.
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