Waste is often a result of over consumption, poor resource use efficiency, perverse subsidies and low level of awareness. Urban India generates around 188,500 tonnes of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) every day.
The generation rate is expected to increase as the Indian economy will prosper. Only 30 to 60% of the MSW generated is collected and almost 90% of the waste collected is simply dumped.
Improved collection services in PPP mode, implementation of decentralized waste processing units and rehabilitation of the dump sites is therefore a priority.