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How India wastes away

Readers might get a faint hint of a stink in their argument linking India's problem of waste to the caste system alone

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Book Review  |  Waste Management  |  Narendra Modi

Geetanjali Krishna 

Waste of a Nation Garbage and Growth in India Assa Doron & Robin Jeffrey Harvard University Press 416 pages Rs 799 Why is India so filthy? Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India, the timely new book by Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey seeks to answer the question that has troubled many of us.

India’s waste crisis is a factor of growing population (rivalled only by China), cultural attitudes towards waste, increased use of heavily packaged products and ill-suited waste management technologies. The only way, they argue, to deal with the waste we generate, is to segregate it ...

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First Published: Fri, July 06 2018. 05:55 IST
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