Trashing India's cities


The Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2000 clearly define "segregation." Six years after they came into force, in 2004, hardly any city in India has been able to implement them. On the other hand, Municipal Corporations staggering under the weight of mountains of trash violate the law everyday. Decentralised composting, both traditional and mechanical, could be a way forward. But will politics and policy keep pace with science and technology?

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