Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
5) Discuss in detail the issues and challenges involved in India’s waste Management system also explain in what way India’s Smart Cities Mission is creating new opportunities for better management of wastes.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article explains in what way the thrust of urban solid waste management should be on household level segregation and that Lobbies are pushing for unsustainable alternatives instead. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs should stop financing compactors under the Smart Cities Mission.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the issues and challenges involved in India’s waste Management system also explain in what way India’s Smart Cities Mission is creating new opportunities for better management of wastes
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Define what is meant by solid waste management.
First provide for some statistics like India generates over 150,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) per day, According to the World Bank, India’s daily waste generation will reach 377,000 tonnes by 2025 etc.
Discuss the Major Techniques of Solid Waste Management in India, what are the issues and challenges in India’s waste Management system.
Explain the relevance of smart cities mission in managing the urban waste problems.
Conclude with way forward.