Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Municipal solid waste management in India-Status and Challenges: An overview
Author(s): Mohd Arshad Siddiqqui
Abstract: Industrialization and population explosion lead to continuous generation and accumulation of solid wastes (degradable and non-degradable). Solid waste is being produced since the establishment of human beings, but the proper management of it remained a big challenge to the world. The main problems of managing this solid wastes are accumulation, segregation, transportation and lack of public awareness. About 70-80% of the generated solid waste has been collected for disposal and rest is remains in the streets, institutions and different places. Accumulation of this waste in nature affects the living and non-living environment adversely. So the need of the day is to manage solid waste properly. The present study describes and evaluates the present status of municipal solid waste management in India.