A MINI REVIEW ON APPLICATION OF GIS AND REMOTE SENSING IN MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENTShruti Dutta, Deepika Pandey and Sudeep Shukla
The municipal solid waste and remarkable increase in waste production because of increased population and urbanization is a vital issue at the global level. The inadequate infrastructure for disposal and management is a serious concern across the world. The present article gives a comprehensive review of the role of remote sensing and GIS in municipal solid waste disposal. Various studies have suggested that these techniques can be widely utilized in potential landfill site identification as well as for assessment of pollutant emission. The GIS based model has been utilized in assessment of groundwater pollution. It is well established that the remote sensing and GIS techniques can be integrated with field and laboratory based studies for a consistent spatio-temporal monitoring of the landfill sites.