Delhi's waste conflict

Seth Schindler, Federico Demaria, Shashi B. Pandit

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There has been an increased role for the private sector in the various stages of waste management in cities. Delhi has been at the forefront of this shift and this has brought out conflicts over collection and disposal. This article argues that the informal sector should be meaningfully incorporated into an efficient and equitable waste management system that is also environmentally sustainable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2012


  • Waste transfer stations
  • Landfills
  • Waste to energy
  • Solid waste management,
  • Recycling
  • Informal sector
  • Processing waste
  • Collection acquisitions

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Global Development Institute


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