Anyone know why?
I've heard people say "too many people", but too many people means a huge labor force that is low cost.
I would think that building a sewer system would be pretty straightforward. Massive countries like China have pretty good wastewater treatment (relatively speaking) in the cities. So do other developing countries.
Why is it such an issue in India?
The entire city doesn't look like this or lack sewage. Its just some hotspots.
I have lived in Delhi for couple of years before moving back to Bangalore. Delhi truly is the asshole of India.
Of these, an estimated third are fake employees. They do not exist, yet the government "pays" them. Their salaries are collected by corrupt officers to the tune of nearly $3M every year.
Now imagine entire mini cities rising up like this. How do go around building sewage drains? They too come up randomly, emptying into lakes, ponds, former rivers.
This is exactly the case near my home in Bangalore. 10 years after the houses were built municipal corporations are now putting in an after thought. In fact roads are so badly planned that there people who have encroached the entire section of the street discontinuing the road from one corner to the other. They get away by bribing local corporators.
Also there is no door-to-door garbage collection facilities so people discard household waste onto some corner in every street which has to be later cleaned by garbage men who show up once in 2-3 weeks, hence mosquitoes and dengue like diseases.
source: was tourist
relevant article picked at random: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/india-is-b...
On the other hand the streets in the Netherlands are littered with dog poo..
But like many such things in India, very few actually care: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/you-may-be-f....