Cleansing young minds

A recent news report in The Times of India caught my attention the other day: “Mountains of waste: Hill states treat just 31 per cent of the trash”. To be quite honest, I was rather taken aback at the number being as high as this. Do the mountainous regions actually treat 31 per cent of their garbage? Walk around in any Himalayan town and you would be forgiven for thinking this number (put out by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) is much lower, if not zero. But this column is not here to dwell on the problem. So visible has become the size of India&rsquo.....

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