EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH PROMOTING WASTE MANAGEMENT IN INDIA
Journal: Journal Clean WAS (JCleanWAS)
Author: Shubham Sharma, Shivam Upadhyay, Bharat Singh
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Being a developing nation, India is undergoing several issues in its journey from being developing to developed. Out of these issues’ proper management of waste and unemployment are two major hurdles in its journey of growth and prosperity. The Press Information Bureau states that the approx. 62 million tonnes waste is generated annually in India & the count of unemployed people in India is reduced to 44.85 Million from 48.26 Million if we compare the data of 2016 & 2014. But this decrease in value of unemployed people is still less to achieve the status of developed and prosperous nation. Hence the focus of the study mentioned in this paper is to convert the problem of waste management into a fruitful solution of providing employment opportunities to skilled, un-skilled and semi-skilled people which will lead to clear and hygienic atmosphere. Presently India is the sixth-largest economy of the world by nominal GDP and in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) it is the Third Largest. India is playing a vital role in the world’s economy but the first question which comes in our mind after knowing this, is “What is the contribution status of India in terms of world’s environmental concern? “As per the data provided by authorities such as Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, India is producing around 60-65 metric tonnes waste per year basis. But our main concern should be, that we are still not able to Re-utilize more than 20% of the total waste generated per year. Challenges are very common and basic like unsegregated waste, unsystematic waste collection, inappropriate recycling and unscientific disposal and so on. India has the capacity of generating 2.54 GW electricity by using Waste to Energy process. In coming few years India’s waste management market has the potential to give the additional support to the nation’s economy with the worth of 14 billion USD with the rapid annual growth rate of 7 %. Thus, we need to improve all related challenges and should focus on making our nation clean, healthy and prosperous in terms of economy and environment.