The Management of Solid Waste and its Challenges in the India

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Studies in Earth Science, University of Mysore, India


Although India is the second biggest country on the planet and representing about 18 percent of world's population, but yet it doesn't have enough assets or sufficient framework to treat with its solid superfluous. The abysmal problems of and challenges ahead in solid waste management in Hunsur city, one of the main districts of Mysore, State of Karnataka, India is a major stimulant in this research. It is worth noting that the issue of metropolitan solid waste management (MSWM) likewise is winning in the urban condition of Hunsur. Therefore, along these study, the present review was taken to discover the issues and prospects of urban solid waste in Hunsur city. During this study, a detailed investigation was done in regards to the practices Contact with infected resources, amount created, gathering, transportation, stockpiling, treatment and transfer of urban solid waste in Hunsur city. The worried information from SWM in Hunsur was acquired through the questionnaire survey, singular field visit, interfacing with individuals and reliable record of the metropolitan corporations. The photographic evidence was also gathered about the collecting era, stockpiling, accumulation, transportation, treatment and transfer of MSW. According to obtained researches, since that, the total amount of solid waste generated in this city is equivalent to 44 tons/day and from this amount, only about 29 tons’/day waste collected by municipalities can conclude that 15 tons/day of solid waste remains and this is a serious threat to the ecology of this city. Hence this study shows that due to the laws 2000, the current system of MSWM is not satisfactory in the Hunsur city on the basis of the solid waste Management system. Finally, this study opines that the establishment of the special places for recycling of solid waste in Hunsur district and the improvement of the reusing business of them require an enhanced cooperation, close partnerships, and financing. 


Volume 04, Issue 01
March 2020
Pages 16-26
  • Receive Date: 02 January 2020
  • Revise Date: 23 January 2020
  • Accept Date: 14 February 2020
  • First Publish Date: 01 March 2020