Articles by Monika Mandal

The author is an independent journalist and focuses on issues of sustainability, agriculture and green growth.

In 2016, the Government of India (GOI) launched a policy for city waste management. The plan was simple yet innovative βˆ’ to convert the organic kitchen waste into manure for farmers. However, four years later, the project seems to be falling out of place with little progress. India tops the world chart for producing the maximum waste. Every day, 1.3 billion people produce about 150,000 (1.5 lakh) tonnes of solid waste. With 25% of global food production, India is the largest food producer in the world and consumes about 27% of agricultural produce.  Reports suggest that developing countries like India produce more wet and organic waste.…

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