Resources | VOL. 15, ISSUE 89, March-April 2015

Decentralised sanitation

Indian cities generate an estimated 38354 million litres per day (MLD) of wastewater. However, only 8.5 per cent of it is treated according to the Central Pollution Control Board. This is because the existing sewage infrastructure in cities is woefully inadequate to treat all the wastewater generated. Untreated water, unfortunately, can find its way into our rivers and streams, or much worse, seep into the soil to contaminate underground aquifers forever. In most industrial and urban centres, infrastructural and basic...

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