Municipal Solid Waste Management in Surat City
Volume III, Issue III, 2020
A major area of concern all over the world is the hazard of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). A rapid increase in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is witnessed in our developing country, India that is gearing up for expansion and rising in population. A system that carries out the generation of waste, storage, collection, transportation, processing and final disposal of the solid waste is called Solid Waste Management (SWM). This service is rendered to the society by the Urban Local Bodies (UBL) in our country India. The Solid Waste Management (SWM) is a major problem for the local bodies in urban areas of India as industrialization; urbanization and rise in the economic condition are seen responsible for the increase in generation of Solid Waste Management (SWM) per person. The paper aims to throw light on the practices of solid waste management, the issues faced because of it, the existing scenario of MSW, the steps taken by the Surat Municipal Corporation and the legislations of SWM 2016 associated with the system of waste management in Surat. Recommendations on how to effectively manage the waste, the innovative and modern techniques employed by the Surat Municipal Corporation under the regulations of MSW 2016 have been discussed here. The data has been taken from the records of Surat Municipal Corporation. Several lacunas in the present system of Solid waste management of Surat have been observed as per the SWM rules 2016.