Solid Waste Management: Current Practices and Future Strategies by Pune City

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International Journal of Research and Innovation in Applied Science (IJRIAS) | Volume III, Issue II, February 2018 | ISSN 2454-6194

Solid Waste Management: Current Practices and Future Strategies by Pune City

Prof. Mansi Khadke1, Dr. Smita Sovani2

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   1 Assistant Professor, Sinhgad Institute of Business Administration and Research
2 Professor, Sinhgad Institute of Management

Abstract: The increasing industrialization, urbanization and changed standard of living have triggered the process of economic growth. This has increased the generation of waste leading to increased threats to the environment. In recent years, many countries globally have developed and demonstrated advanced technologies that help in reducing the amount of waste considerably. And also could generate substantial quantity of energy by processing solid waste. However, solid waste management is a relatively recent development in India, and as a result, there are competing technologies and process routes, each with its pros and cons. In India Solid Waste Management is one of the most neglected areas of urban development. Magnitude and density of urban population of country is increasing rapidly and accordingly the civic bodies, which are responsible for management of solid waste, are facing generous difficulties in providing adequate services such as supply of water, electricity, roads, education and public sanitation, including Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM). Municipal agencies spend about 5-25% of their budget on MSWM. In spite of such a heavy expenditure, the present level of service in many urban areas is so low that there is a threat to public health in particular and to environmental quality in general. The main objective of this research paper is to understand the Solid Waste Management system of Pune City. Through this study we have attempted to provide a brief overview of the solid waste management in Pune and the current practises, challenges & future strategies by PMC. And to suggest the best practices to reduce & manage solid waste accordingly. An in depth interview of the officials of Solid Waste Management department of Pune Municipal Corporation has been undertaken for the same.

Keywords: Zero garbage city, SWaCH, MIS, eco-friendly, waste to energy, G-Complaint Redressal