India, a country with more than 1.2 billion people, is blessed with immense and varied natural beauty. Over the years, however, a burgeoning population in conjunction with a growing economy and increased industrialisation has led to an increasing rate of consumerism and consequently gargantuan amounts of garbage and waste. Lack of adequate government planning and infrastructure to manage this waste, coupled with minimal regulation and abysmal law enforcement with regards to responsible disposal of waste, has led to an unhygienic, polluted and cluttered country.
Contrarily, it would not be wrong to say that Indians, while maintaining clean, beautiful homes, do not care the same way for the environment outside them. It is an all-pervasive problem that needs to be tackled urgently.