20 What a waste
In 2007, we analysed the benefits and cost of waste disposal system. Businesses want to burn garbage to produce electricity. Environmentalists say this is not viable, given Indian conditions and toxic emissions. India should have amended its Municipal Solid Waste Rules of 2000 by now to address these issues. But it has not. The result is increasing conflicts between people and urban bodies ("Stench in my backyard", September 1-15, 2012).