Review article of Global Journal of Energy and Environment
An overview of waste management in Indian perspective
1Akshey Bhargava, 2PavithraArivu, 3 NiraliChandera, 4JankiGovani
1Ex Director, Kalol Institute of Technology and Research Centre, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India
2 Student at Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bengaluru, India
3working at Envirovision, Ahmadabad, India
4 Mtech, Environmental engineering, Marwadi University, Gujarat, India
Urban, industrial, biomass and biomedical wastes are being generated in huge quantities world over causing significant environmental problems including human health. Such generation of waste is on increasing trend with the increase in population along with corresponding increase in industrialization and urbanization. In order to address such an alarming issue of such waste, it has become essential to effectively manage such wastes including transforming this waste into usable product through technological development and innovation techniques which would not only take care of environmental problems but also act as economic tools to manage wastes. An effort has therefore been made by the authors of the present paper to discuss and explain the total population of class- 1 towns in India, the total anticipated quantity of waste generated and the predicted energy generation including financial feasibility along with various technological options available to transform such wastes into energy, fuel pallets, compost, and methane gas etc.
Keywords: Waste management, strategies, waste to energy, Indian scenario, technological options.
How to cite this article:
Akshey Bhargava, PavithraArivu, NiraliChandera, JankiGovani. An overview of waste management in Indian perspective. Global Journal of Energy and Environment, 2018,1:1.
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