Urban Indians generate around 62 million of solid waste each year; around 20 to 28% remains uncollected or dumped in nearby localities. Though the government came up with the Solid management waste regulation 2016 to prevent the illegal dumping of waste in urban conglomerates. Still migration of rural to urban is happening at rapid rate according to that solid waste generation is increasing at a rapid rate.
As per the central pollution control Board India produced around 10 lakh tonnes of e-waste in 2019 and 2020 and it is inflating with 30% each year which is a major challenge for the government.
During the pandemic of 2020 menace biomedical waste has increased at an alarming rate and improper disposal of biomedical waste such as masks have given apprehension to infection to the general public.The use of digital technologies is the need of the hour to keep track of the real-time collection of solid waste will help the urban municipality in waste management on a daily basis.
Recently Delhi Government submitted the status report before the NGT and briefed that the amount of solid waste is increasing consistently due to mass migration and rapid population increase in NCR.
Ghazipur landfill of Delhi which has become 65m in height and a total of 140 million tonne of waste dumped.
There is always a political tussle between the central and Union territory government regarding pollution and the management of increasing garbage around Delhi . The National Green Tribunal imposed Rs 900 crore fines on the Delhi Government for improper solid waste management by the Municipal Corporation.
The government has formed a committee to look into future action plans for the management of Solid waste and other courses of action that can be implemented to tackle rising different pressing urban issues such as pollution control and waste management and disaster-related incidents such as flooding during the rainy season in Delhi.