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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2022.11(7): 79-84
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2022.1107.009


Optimization of Solid Waste Management in Ganapathipuram Panchayat-KanyaKumari District, Tamil Nadu, India
R. Rajkumar, C. Aspin*, D. Melbin and R. S. Ratheesh Kumar
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stella Mary’s College of Engineering, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Solid waste management may be defined as the discipline associated with the control of generation, storage, collection, transfer, processing and disposal of solid waste. This paper presents the current status of solid waste management (SWM) system of Ganapathipuram town panchayat one of the municipalities of Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, India. The study provides an overview of generation, segregation, collection, transportation, disposal and recycling of municipal solid waste with emphasis on assessment of the type and mode of waste disposal practices followed by the households. The main objective of the study is to identify the major problems and limitations that hinder improvement in the current SWM practices and finally suggest remedial measures. Basic information was gathered from municipality and representative ward members. A detailed field survey was carried out with documentary and photographic investigations and also using a questionnaire which was circulated among the households. The study reveals that the present system of SWM is inadequate, as the average collection efficiency is only 45%-50% of non-segregated waste.


Keywords: Solid waste, types, method of disposal, problem, scope
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Rajkumar, S. R., C. Aspin, D. Melbin and Ratheesh Kumar, R. S. 2022. Optimization of Solid Waste Management in Ganapathipuram Panchayat-Kanya Kumari District, Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(7): 79-84. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2022.1107.009