India has a dirt problem. And dirty streets are the least of it. Here's a story you should know.
Over the last few weeks, the inside pages of newspapers have shown streets in Delhi turn into a sea of waste. The city's sanitation workers have been on strike because -- astonishingly -- they have not been paid salaries for many months.
As commuters go about wrapping their faces in triple layers of cloth to keep out the smell, the strike has made visible what is usually ignored.
Hidden from media glare and the sweeping frenzy triggered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat programme, India's cities are literally drowning in their own waste
These numbers explain why that problem affects you. They are from just one city: Delhi. But they could stand in for any other city too.
The key question is: where does all the waste we generate in our homes go? Who handles this back-end of waste? Check out its scale.