Here’s One City Turning India’s Mountain of Trash Into Cash

The about 1 million citizens in the southern city, also known as Mysore, are in the vanguard of a campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clean up the country and recycle rubbish into compost and electricity. The task is gargantuan, but the approach in Mysuru — combining the availability of cheap labor with traditional methods and modern plants — shows how the country might overturn its image of ubiquitous trash.


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