Sustainable Waste Management Issues in India

The IUP Journal of Soil & Water Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 72-90, February 2010

Posted: 26 Feb 2010

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Shikha Saxena

United College of Engineering and Research

R. K. Srivastava

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT)

A. B. Samaddar

MNNIT

Date Written: February 23, 2010

Abstract

Solid waste management (SWM) has become a global issue and is of a major concern, especially in developing countries, due to various environmental problems, such as pollution of air, soil and water and generation of greenhouse gases from landfills. Municipal authorities generally fail in fulfilling their adequate services due to insufficient funds and ineffective legislation. The present work shows the current waste management practices of municipal solid waste management (MSWM) of India, including collection, transportation, treatment and disposal systems. It also highlights the possible improvement for sustainable solid waste management considering the technological, institutional and financial factors. A conceptual framework for upgrading the technological aspects is also provided.

Keywords: Open dumps, Solid waste, Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), Waste generation, Waste treatment

Suggested Citation

Saxena, Shikha and Srivastava, R. K. and Samaddar, A. B., Sustainable Waste Management Issues in India (February 23, 2010). The IUP Journal of Soil & Water Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 72-90, February 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1557590

Shikha Saxena

United College of Engineering and Research ( email )

UCER, Naini
Allahabad
India

R. K. Srivastava (Contact Author)

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) ( email )

Link Road Number 3
Near Kali Mata Mandir
Allahabad, IN Madhya Pradesh 452010
India

A. B. Samaddar

MNNIT ( email )

Link Road Number 3
Near Kali Mata Mandir
Allahabad, IN Madhya Pradesh 452010
India

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