- Sreelakshmi T P, Aashika Singh, Khushboo Singh, Pragati Kumari
India generates over 150,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day. Yet, only 83% of waste is collected. According to the World bank, India's daily waste generation will reach 377,000 tonnes by 2025. Most noticeably, urban waste has significant effects on our health and environment.
The main challenge faced by common people in India regarding waste management is lack of a proper system to dispose off waste generated daily. Although door-to-door collection of household waste has been implemented, there is no way to perform a regular check whether the waste collection is done regularly in every household. This decreases the efficiency of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Also, if there is a function in our home, there is no way to dispose the large quantities of waste generated. Neither do we have an efficient portal to submit our feedback and register our complaints.
Dealing with the daily waste generation can significantly reduce the waste management problems in the country.
Urban residential communities who burn their garbage and people who do not segregate the waste contributes to the problem of waste management.
Small children are the most affected by the accumulation of waste. They develop many health problems due to the exposure to the waste.