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Composting in SWM – A Report

Composting is the most widely employed MSWM technique in India, with above 70 composting plants. Most of these composting facilities handle between 100-1000 TPD of MSW. It is estimated that up to 6% of MSW collected is composted which makes it the only major waste handling technology employed in India. Excerpt from the report on Sustainable Solid Waste Management in India by Ranjith Annepu for the Earth Engineering Center and Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council at Columbia University

Chennai’s Cleaning Challenges

Though uncontrolled urbanisation in Chennai has placed a heavy stress on solid waste management, studies reveal that the City is among the few urban local bodies in the country which have prepared long term plans for effective solid waste management. Shobha Menon reports.

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