A Case Study on Municipal Solid Waste Management in Solapur
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) has become a serious environmental problem in major cities all over world. The problem of solid waste is also influencing the urban environment of Solapur city. Therefore, the present study was under taken to enlist the causes of solid waste generation and possibilities of associated problems. The study was mainly concentrated to investigate the present status of Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) in Solapur city. In order to carry out the study a detailed survey was carried out on existing facilities of Solid Waste Management (SWM) such as manpower resources and management systems. A detailed study comprising the methods of practices associated with generated quantity of waste, collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of (MSW) in Solapur city was conducted. The relevant data was obtained from Solapur Municipal Corporation and individual field visits. The study reveals that there are several lacunas in existing solid waste management system in Solapur city on the basis of Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) rules, 2000.