The garbage collection and recycling, as highlighted in this article, is the need of the hour, and visiting other cities like Singapore and Shanghai is good, but only talking about it does not convert into solutions. A few years ago, a Singapore based company, ONYX, managed to do a decent job of city garbage collection, but they where replaced by a cheaper local company. Today the bins originally placed on the streets by ONYX are either broken or stolen, and overflowing due to lack of regular collection.
This is a continuation of my previous post “What is ailing India?”, more specifically looking at Chennai where I am currently settled. Here are a few examples of where Chennai can make quick gains in development with a change of mindset,