Waste Generation in India

Over 377 million urban people live in 7,935 towns and cities and generate
62 million tonnes (MT)of municipal solid waste per annum.

  • 43 MT

    is collected
  • 11.9 MT

    is treated
  • 31 MT

    is dumped
State-level statistics of MSW generation in India (2009–2012). Source: Central Pollution Control Board, Govt. of India, 2012.

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