India's masks choke lakes and beaches as treatment facilities fall short

Waste management experts say that proper segregation and disposal has been seriously neglected in India. PHOTO: AFP
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BANGALORE - Since September last year, Mr Subhash Chandran, 32, has been diving off Rushikonda Beach to clean up its seabed in the coastal city of Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

Last year, the scuba diving instructor and his friends removed over 21 tonnes of plastic in 61 four-hour-long dives.

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