Dubai’s Averda enters India with plan to tackle smog in Amritsar

SourceArabian Business
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

Dubai-based Averda is making an entry into India for managing municipal and farm waste in the northern city of Amritsar to offer a solution to the deadly smog caused by stubble burning. The waste management solution provider is the latest among companies that are attempting to cut the practice of farm fires. The burning of crop residues is seen as a major contributor to the smog that shrouds most of north India during winter months, raising the risk of heart and lung diseases and harming the country’s economy. Even though the government has made the practice illegal, it still continues. “We will provide the farmers an alternative to burning crop stubble,” Malek Sukkar, chief executive officer of the company, said in an interview. “From an environmental point of view, it makes no sense. more...