Women with rubbish in India
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Putting waste to good use in India

14 July 2013 Last updated at 09:27 BST

The amount of solid waste produced in India is still low compared to developed countries, but as the population grows it is becoming more of a problem.

So is upcycling, using rubbish to produce useful items, the answer to the country's waste management issues?

Shilpa Kannan reports.