Maharashtra is India’s largest waste creator, says new study by Centre

Maharashtra generates 15% of India’s trash, with the state contributing 21,867 tonnes per day (TPD) of the nation’s daily output of 1.42 lakh tonnes.

However, only 6,973 TPD – 32% of the total waste generated – is treated in the state, revealed data from EnviStats 2018, a document published by the Central Statistics Office under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. The remaining 14,874 TPD is sent to eight landfills.