Faculty: Harshul J Parekh

Solid Waste Management of Rural Areas : Issues and Solutions

The enormous amount of waste generated by the various industries pose challenge for those who are concerned with environment. The haphazard and unorganized waste handling leads to pollution, health hazard, and waste. The non-scientific handling of waste can be organized
to generated products that generate revenue and also solve environmental issue. Villages lacks infrastructure, capacity to handle the solid waste as cities are handling. Since the quantity is less, the solutions that work for large urban areas don’t work for rural areas. Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) of Government of India is expected to reinforce ODF
behaviours and is focussing on providing interventions for the safe management of solid and liquid waste in villages. The type of waste generated are also somewhat different from urban areas. There are behavioral issues too. The DRP therefore aims to explore solid waste management practices of Rural areas and provide solutions for the same. There will be two case studies, first one for model village and one for any typical village in vicinity.