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Volume 5 Issue 12
December-2018
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JETIREC06017

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164-172

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Current Status and Challenges of Municipal Solid Waste: A case study of Mehsana, Gujarat

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2349-5162

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"Current Status and Challenges of Municipal Solid Waste: A case study of Mehsana, Gujarat", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no.164-172, December 2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREC06017.pdf

Abstract

Solid waste management is defined as the process of managing the waste from its source of generation to its disposal in a scientific manner. The uncontrolled growth of cities and rapid urbanization is the main cause of municipal solid waste for being the main problem. The change in lifestyle and growth in the urban population of India which is at the rate of 3-3.5% per annum has increased per capita waste generation by 1.3% per annum resulting in an increase of 5% waste generation annually. In India around 377 million people live in urban areas and generate 62 million tons of municipal waste per annum out of which 43 million tones (MT) of the waste is collected, 11.9 MT is treated and 31 MT is dumped in landfills. It is estimated that by 2051 the population of India will reach 1823 million resulting in the generation of 300 million tons of municipal waste per annum that will require 1450km2 of land to dispose of the waste in a scientific manner. The facts clearly indicate the growing issue of solid waste in the cities which if not handled properly leads to various health hazards and degrades the environment. This paper reviews the current method of handling solid waste in the city of Mehsana, Gujarat ranked 22nd in the state of Gujarat and 99th in India by Swacch Sarvekshan 2017, done by Department of drinking water and sanitation under Swachh Bharat mission.

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Current Status and Challenges of Municipal Solid Waste: A case study of Mehsana, Gujarat

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"Current Status and Challenges of Municipal Solid Waste: A case study of Mehsana, Gujarat", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp164-172, December 2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREC06017.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIREC06017
Registration ID: 233761
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 12 | Year December-2018
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Page No: 164-172
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Current Status and Challenges of Municipal Solid Waste: A case study of Mehsana, Gujarat", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp164-172, December 2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREC06017.pdf




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