Sustainable Solid Waste Management: Issues, Policies and Structures

Sustainable Solid Waste Management: Issues, Policies and Structures

By: Urvashi Dhamija (author)Hardback

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Fast public transport, fancy shopping malls, fusion food joints...Delhi has them all. But, what about a disposal system for its filth? 7000 tonnes of garbage gets generated every day! There is much media coverage about workshops for awareness building among citizen groups, designer bins in lieu of dhalaos and hi-tech self-loading systems for periodically heaving the containers for final dumping under expert foreign supervision. The reality, however, is that waste in public places is becoming even more conspicuous every day. In this study, the incorrigible problem of invisibilising a city's waste in a safe manner has been demystified.

About Author

Urvashi Dhamija grew up in Delhi. She is a Reader, Department of Political Science, Miranda House, University of Delhi. She is a founder member of M.H. Vatavaran, the society for environ-mental concerns, in the college.

Contents

List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; 1. Delhi; Socio-Economic Aspects; Occupation Profile; Socio-Economic Divisions; Urbanisation of Delhi; Habitats in Delhi; Squatter Settlements; Unauthorised Colonies; Urban Villages; Planned Colonies; Population in Different Settlements; Industrial Areas; Structures in Delhi's Governance; Autonomous Bodies; Central Government Organisations; Future Trends; Delhi - A Sustainable Development Perspective; 2. From Solid Waste Management to Sustainable Solid Waste Management; Understanding Solid Waste; Solid Waste in Low-Income Countries; Solid Waste Management in Low-Income Countries; Waste Management Hierarchy; Towards an Alternate Solid Waste Perspective; Role of NGOs/CBOs; Participation of the Private Sector; Support of National Governments; Role of International Agencies; Assessment of the Solid Waste Management Perspective; The Sustainable Solid Waste Management Paradigm. Sources and Characteristics of Waste in SSWM; Waste Managing Authorities in SSWM; Waste Management Operations in SSWM; Improvements in the Waste Management System; Assessment of the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Paradigm; Political Antecedents of the Rio Conference; Ambiguities in the SSWM Model; History Related Constraints; Practical Difficulties; Strengths of SSWM; Political Importance; Conclusion; 3. Municipal Solid Waste: Non-Hazardous Waste; Nature of Municipal Solid Waste; Problem of Solid Waste Management in Delhi; Social and Environmental Implications; Government of India Initiatives; Delhi-21 Perspective; Interventions of Public Authorities (1998-2003); Assessment; 4. Hazardous and Biomedical Waste; Hazardous Waste; Nature of Hazardous Waste; Problem of Hazardous Waste in Delhi; Social and Environmental Implications; Government of India Initiatives; Delhi-21 Perspective; Interventions of Public Authorities (1998-2003); Assessment; Biomedical Waste; Nature of Biomedical Waste; Problem of Biomedical Waste in Delhi; Social and Environmental Implications; Government of India Initiatives; Delhi-21 Perspective; Interventions of Public Authorities (1998-2003); Assessment; 5. Human Waste; Problem of Human Waste in Delhi; Social and Environmental Implications; Government of India Initiatives; Delhi-21 Perspective; Interventions of Public Authorities (1998-2003); Assessment; 6. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9788171884285
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9788171884285
  • ISBN10: 8171884288

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