Indian Biogas Association (IBA), an industry body of operators, manufacturers and planners of biogas plants, on Thursday said that the biogas industry can help reduce waste landing at landfill sites by almost 50 per cent in next three years. The per capita generation of waste in India stands at 0.4 kg, out of which roughly 50 per cent is organic in nature and can be potentially diverted to biogas plants, stated IBA in a statement.
According to it, estimated waste generated in India is roughly 2.5 lakh metric tonnes per day and presently over 85 per cent out of the total generated organic waste reaches the landfill sites. This waste leads to production of hazardous gases like Methane, and Carbon dioxide, Ammonia, and Hydrogen sulfide and are a great concern of human health and environment.
Several researches show that people living closer to landfill sites suffer from medical conditions such as asthma, diarrhea, ..