Solid Waste Management

Sanctificed by the footsteps of holy people over millennia, the grounds of the Kumbh can be considered sacred unto themselves.  Yet, as time has shown, soon after the festival begins, the same land becomes needlessly littered with the trash of millions.  Through such actions, the Kumbh grounds quickly lose their attractiveness, and the Yamuna and Ganga become tarnished by mounds of polythene bags, plastic bottles and rotting food.

As a solution, we propose a three-pronged approach which includes an abundance of rubbish bins, so that pilgrims/yatris need not search for receptacles.  Regular waste removal, recycling and composting will also be provided.

Such activities will be augmented by a massive public awareness campaign.  Click here to learn more about this campaign.

To learn about GAP’s efforts throughout the Ganga Basin to effectively manage solid waste, click here.

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