Perspective study on solid waste management for the Forecasting solid waste generation rates using statistical model
Jitendra Dwivedi, R. K. Pandey, Akash Agrawal
Scavenging, Solid Waste Management, Forecasting
Urbanization continues the management of solid waste is becoming a major public health and environmental concern in urban areas of many developing countries. The concern is serious, particularly in the capital cities, which are often gateways to the countries for foreign diplomats, businessmen, and tourists. Poor visual appearance of these cities will have negative impacts on official and tourist visits and foreign investment. Central and state governments have collaboration of external support agencies, both bilateral and multilateral, in improving solid waste management in their cities in the last twenty years. Solid waste management system in a developing country displays an array of problems, including low collection coverage and irregular collection services, crude open dumping and burning without air and water pollution control, the breeding of flies and vermin, and the handling and control of informal waste picking or scavenging activities. These public health, environmental, and management problems are caused by various factors which constrain the development of effective solid waste management systems. In most of the developing countries, there is a lack of human resources at both the national and local levels with technical expertise necessary for solid waste management planning and operation. Many officers in charge of solid waste management, particularly at the local level, have little or no technical background or training in engineering or management.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 4, Issue 7

Page(s): 618 - 621
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