India is drowning in solid waste
All Indians MatterSeptember 14, 202100:39:07

India is drowning in solid waste

India’s burgeoning urban population has resulted in a stark increase in the quantity of solid waste generated – 65 million tons a year – but only 75%-80% of it gets collected and only 22%-28% is treated. Sangeeta Venkatesh, an expert on solid waste management, speaks to All Indians Matter on potential solutions and the gap between programmes like Swachh Bharat and their execution.