Only about 1.6% of the total waste generated by cities is being composted and fertiliser companies are reluctant to market it, saying it affects their fertiliser sales.
The expert committee had stated that Rs 42.02 crore would be required to restore the floodplains from the damage caused to it by the Art of Living’s cultural event.
The government claims to have improved urban development, with a multiplicity of schemes to address a number of issues. But the numbers tell a different story.
Alternative faecal sludge management systems that are effectively planned in a network to cover entire cities can make Swachh Bharat a reality.
As India considers more flexible and reliable ways of paying for the improvement of smart cities, the largely untapped municipal bond market can serve as a significant source of financial capital.
The lack of effective devolution of power to local governments is a major bottleneck in the essential transformation of urban India.