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A review on current status of municipal solid waste management in India


Krishna Kumar Yadav , Neha Gupta , Vinit Kumar

DOI:10.1016/j.jes.2015.01.034

Received October 13, 2014,Revised December 30, 2014, Accepted January 27, 2015, Available online July 30, 2015

Volume 37,2015,Pages 206-217

Municipal solid waste management is a major environmental issue in India. Due to rapid increase in urbanization, industrialization and population, the generation rate of municipal solid waste in Indian cities and towns is also increased. Mismanagement of municipal solid waste can cause adverse environmental impacts, public health risk and other socio-economic problem. This paper presents an overview of current status of solid waste management in India which can help the competent authorities responsible for municipal solid waste management and researchers to prepare more efficient plans.

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