SC Demands Details From Centre On Waste Management Rules In Cities
India generates about 60 million tonnes of solid waste in a year which has been a major source of several diseases such as Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya. Recently the Supreme Court sought details from the Centre on steps taken to implement Solid Waste Management rules across the country, citing lack of waste management as the cause for several vector-borne disease related deaths. The number of deaths has increased in states like West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra. The core solution focuses on organized garbage and waste management at source, particularly in housing societies and commercial establishments.