Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.13, Issue 1, 2007; Page No.(159-162)

A STUDY ON THE GENERATION AND DISPOSAL OF HOUSEHOLD SOLID WASTES IN GUWAHATI CITY

Utpal Goswami and H.P. Sarma

Abstract

The huge solid waste generation has created a number of problems specially in urban areas. The heaps of household rubbish generated from the city Guwahati compounded with its unscientific disposal method has become a burning situation at present. A survey conducted on the Guwahati city reveals that about 500 metric forms of solid wastes is generated in the city everyday. The proportion of waste generation varies for people of different categories. Though the dustbin provided by Municipal Corporation is used as a general means of disposal by the people, yet open dumping is usually seen. The Guwahati Municipal Corporation generally carries over the responsibility for safe disposal of the generated solid wastes.

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