India is the second largest cement producer in the world and accounted for over 8% of the global installed capacity as of 2019 with an overall cement production capacity of around 545 million tons (MT) in FY20. The Indian cement industry is swiftly developing due to the increasing demand of co..
With rapid urbanisation, tackling of municipal solid waste, especially in metros, has hit a roadblock, with landfill areas no longer available. The situation is no different world over, yet the problem gets solved, as ULHAS PARLIKAR explains.
The numbers say it all. At present, India is among the top 10 countries in the world generating the highest amount of municipal solid waste. And the bigger challenge is that about 70-75 per cent of this waste remains untreated.
According to some reports, over 90 percent of cities and towns in India practice open dumping because of negligence, administrative mismanagement and lack of infrastructure. It is alleged that in most cities and towns, implementation of the Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules has