A worker carries a sack filled with used plastic items at a grinding plant on the outskirts of Srinagar June 23, 2011.
A boy carries a plastic container to fill water past a garbage dump in Mumbai April 21, 2010.
A man bathes from a broken water pipe line in a Noida slum, located in Uttar Pradesh June 10, 2011.
A boy plays on an improvised swing made of cloth inside a recyclable goods godown in Mumbai March 5, 2012.
Waste collector Nakul Mukherjee, 9, collects pieces of scrap metal at the Ghazipur landfill in New Delhi November 10, 2011.
A Kashmiri girl swings on a tree on a sunny day in Srinagar March 14, 2012.
A local passenger train passes-by cows at a railway station in Mumbai February 24, 2011.
A slogan of the sanitation department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) written on a garbage truck is pictured in Mumbai October 29, 2011.
Municipal Corporation of Delhi workers sit on a pavement outside the Commonwealth Games village in New Delhi September 22, 2010.
Pigeons fly overhead as a woman collects recyclables from a dump yard in New Delhi June 16, 2011.
A man looks out of his auto rickshaw as he drives through foam overflowing from a drain outside a factory, in Ahmedabad June 5, 2011.
Ashfaq, 10, carries his two-year-old brother Farhaan through a flooded pathway in a Mumbai slum June 6, 2011.
A boy collects recyclables as rain clouds approach over a garbage dump, on the eve of World Environment Day, on the outskirts of Agartala, Tripura, June 4, 2011.
A man carries earthen pitchers on his head on a railway track in Mumbai March 26, 2012.
A girl sits next to a cart full of recyclable materials in Kolkata June 4, 2011. World Environment Day is annually observed on June 5.
A Kashmiri labourer loads used cardboard boxes onto a truck in Srinagar February 22, 2012.
Waste collector Dinesh Mukherjee, 11, watches his friend jump over a puddle of toxic liquid at the Ghazipur landfill in New Delhi November 10, 2011.
Waste collector Saudagar Mukherjee (C) and his 18-year-old daughter Madhuri (3rd L) collect recyclable material at the Ghazipur landfill in New Delhi November 10, 2011.
A man cleans foam from his body after taking a bath in the polluted waters of river Yamuna on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2012.
A boy runs to hit a shuttlecock with a hand-made wooden bat in a slum in Mumbai, May 17, 2011.
A washerman stands on the banks of river Yamuna as migratory birds fly amid dense fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 3, 2012.
Waste collector Dinesh Mukherjee, 11, uses a magnet attached to a wooden stick to collect pieces of loose metal at the Ghazipur landfill in New Delhi November 10, 2011.
A boy ferries coconuts thrown in as offerings by worshippers in the waters of the river Sabarmati in Ahmedabad August 9, 2011.