Significant increase in the MSW (Municipal solid waste) generation in India due torapid population growth and economic development in the country.
MSW generation expected to go up exponentially in the future. Some estimates saythat the total waste quantity generated in 2047 would be approximately above 260million tonnes
more than five times the present level.
Un-collected garbage poses serious health hazards apart from being eyesores.
Municipalities face resource constraints and general in-efficiencies in copingwith this problem.
Energy situation in the country
: shortfall as demand rises and supply can’t match up. –
This situation is leading to rising prices. (More than 230% price hike in last decadeitself.)
With the current rate of consumption we may soon run out of fossil fuels.