A SNAPSHOT OF SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL SITE IN JORHAT TOWN (ASSAM)
The ever increasing population has resulted into rapid urbanisation, which has slowly reduced the gap between urban and rural areas, also changing the consumption patterns, and hence causing the problems of waste disposal. Every household no matter how small still produce some amount of waste. Local municipal organisations are doing very less to deal with these problems. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) an average of about 490 gm of waste is produced per person per day in India. So we can imagine the amount of waste produced even by a small town like Jorhat which has a population of about 2lakh. In the present paper we have tried to discuss the effects of the dumping of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) nearby a stream and the effects that are seen visually. Also there is a water supply scheme nearby that area that is why we are more concerned about this site. The main intention is to find out the change in pattern of the area where the waste is dumped and to give any alternatives. This can be helpful to create awareness about waste disposal. If we could implement the alternate disposal such as decentralised waste management then a lot of environmental as well as economic aspects can be taken care of.
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