Solid waste management

Solid waste management

Only 27 per cent of the municipal solid waste is treated out of 1,41,084 tonnes generated every day in the country indicating that solid waste management system is not adequate, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said.
Out of the total generation 1,27,531 tonnes (90 per cent) is collected and 34,752 tonnes (27 per cent) is treated every day, Javadekar said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
´The data indicates that MSW management system in many cities and towns is not adequate,´ he said.
Elaborating on the benefits of having a portal, the Ministry said that it will make available state-wise and national database on generation of various types of waste and number of waste generating or processing industrial units in the country, at one place.
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