Maharashtra topmost solid waste generator in India in 2018

For third year in a row, Maharashtra has topped the list of municipal solid waste generators in the country in 2018, according to data from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) submitted to the union environment ministry.

India generates 5.29 crore MT of waste every year, of which 46% is being treated, states the data submitted in the Lok Sabha last Friday. Maharashtra generates 82.38 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of waste an annum or 22,570 MT waste a day, of which 44% is being treated. The second largest waste generator is Uttar Pradesh at 61.3 lakh metric tonnes, followed by Tamil Nadu at 56 lakh MT.