kirtu wrote:This is extremely shocking. Why don't they organize trash services and recycling? Dumping plastic in water, streams, rivers and creeks??? This is unbelievable and horrifying.
Corruption. Incompetence. India's government is full of crooks. Nepal I imagine is the same. Everyone is looking out for themselves. It isn't enough to get bribed. They want to embezzle money from the coffers as well at the expense of the people. If you allocated money for trash services and recycling, it might look plausibly easy enough to do, but then every man from the top down wants his cut and by the time it comes to actually doing the work who knows what will get done. There is a huge culture of corruption. It is kaliyuga as described in Hindu texts down to the letter in many cases.
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This is a photo I took in Bodhgaya.
Most of India looks like this. Nepal isn't -as- bad though. Open fields tend to get littered, though mounds of trash on the side of streets isn't as bad as this. They keep places like Boudha around the stupa pretty nice. Thammel, the backpacker ghetto, is alright, too.