Question raised in Rajya Sabha on New Technologies for Solid Waste Management, 02/02/2017

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on New Technologies for Solid Waste Management, 02/02/2017. As per the assessment made by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for 2015, the sewage generation in the urban areas of the country is estimated to be about 61,948 MLD (approx.) and sewage treatment capacity is for 23,277 MLD, which is about 37.6% of the total sewage generation. Further, as per the data available till Dec. 2016, the total amount of Solid waste generated in the urban areas of the country is about 1,57,478 MT/D, of which only 21.51% is being treated. The state wise generation & treatment of sewage is placed at Annexure-I and the State –wise generation & processing of solid waste is enclosed at Annexure-II