Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Per-capita Solid Waste Generation has increased in India with the improvement in the processing of solid waste.
2.Chhattisgarh is the only state in India that treats 100% solid wastes.
3.Expansion of digital economy will lead to decrease in the e-waste generation.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 3 only

[D] 2 and 3 only

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1 and 2 are correct. Per-capita Solid Waste Generation has increased in India with the improvement in the processing of solid waste. Chhattisgarh is the only state in India that treats 100% solid wastes.

Statement 3 is incorrect. Expansion of digital economy will lead to multifold increase in e-waste generation as economic growth leads to increase in waste generation consequent to rise in consumption.

Source: Waste Management in India: Status, Challenges and Solutions – Explained