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Municipal Solid Waste Management In The City

The Jhelum River and nearby Nallahs would be the alternative options for disposing of the trash threat. The generation of garbage and the adverse effects of improper practices both rose along with the population growth

September 25, 2022 | Simran Shafi Mir

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is a term used to describe a mixture of solid and semi-solid waste that has been produced as a result of various operations in residential and commercial organizations. Households, workplaces, hotels, retail establishments, schools, and other institutions all produce MSW. Food waste, paper, plastic, rags, metal, and glass make up the majority of MSW, but demolition and construction waste are frequently also included in the waste that is collected, as are small amounts of hazardous waste like old batteries, light bulbs, car parts, and chemicals and medicines that have been left lying around. With today's changing lifestyles and quick population expansion, cities across the country including Srinagar are producing enormous amounts of waste. One of the most significant difficulties confronting the modern world is Solid Waste Management. Solid Waste Management is the collection, handling, and disposal of solid waste that has degraded because it has reached its useful life or is otherwise no longer necessary.

In Srinagar City, High-income groups, low-income groups, and mixed individuals all coexist. This leads to a variety of waste being produced. MSW open dumping is a widespread practice in the city. Significant contamination is found on major roadways, railway tracks, open drains, and undeveloped land. Incorrect handling of solid garbage has had a significant negative impact on Srinagar city. Sweepers are used in the city to manually gather solid debris. For the collecting of solid waste from the streets, they typically use wheel borrows and hand carts. Most collection stations lack solid waste containers, so residents simply drop their trash on the ground. Open body vehicles are used sporadically to collect the generated solid trash from these places. The city's chosen disposal location is inadequate and harming the environment and the local residents. Since the beginning of time, numerous strategies for the disposal have been used in Srinagar. The majorities of these methods either had financial limitations or were ineffectual from an environmental and/or geographic standpoint. Open dumping, where waste was disposed of locally in the open without any prior treatment, was the most popular strategy in the city. The Jhelum River and nearby Nallahs would be the alternative options for disposing of the trash threat. The generation of garbage and the adverse effects of improper practices both rose along with the population growth. The only technique now being used in Srinagar city is the disposal of waste at the Achhan landfill, a regular landfill which is nearly at capacity and will be gone soon. According to the survey conducted only 60% of Srinagar's total area is covered by SWM, and the rest of the city's primary collecting practice is unattended. For a 294 sq. km. area of the city, only 2100 persons are employed in waste collection. Besides the problems are made worse by ineffective primary collection and transportation infrastructure that is out of date and unsuitable for the safe movement of waste. According to the Ministry of Environment Kashmir, more than 54,850 tonnes of solid garbage are produced daily in urban areas, however sadly, less than half of this waste is collected. In the city, there is no appropriate system for handling and treating waste. The aforementioned inefficiencies in the management of solid waste have had serious negative effects on the environment, which have been made even worse by the dog menace and unpleasant odour in the city. The poor management of solid wastes endangers the environment and people's health by contributing to air, land, and water contamination. The current state of solid waste management in the city of Srinagar paints a bleak picture.
The following recommendations for system improvement are made in light of the current solid waste management scenario in the city of Srinagar. The lack of personnel, crews, trucks, and equipment must be made up. Initiating staff training programmes is necessary to inspire the workforce. MSW pen dumping and open burning must be prohibited through various awareness initiatives. The city's transportation infrastructure needs to be mechanized and improved in order to set aside three distinct compartments for hazardous, non-hazardous, and biodegradable garbage, respectively. The proper collection, segregation, processing, and disposal of solid waste must be ensured. It is essential to use such practical and effective methods that help in this situation in ensuring auxiliary benefits to the community while also reducing the growing waste worries. In order to effectively manage waste in the city, correct collecting mechanisms, advanced scientific transportation facilities, appropriate treatment methods, and most significantly, sound disposal methods are required.


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Municipal Solid Waste Management In The City

The Jhelum River and nearby Nallahs would be the alternative options for disposing of the trash threat. The generation of garbage and the adverse effects of improper practices both rose along with the population growth

September 25, 2022 | Simran Shafi Mir

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is a term used to describe a mixture of solid and semi-solid waste that has been produced as a result of various operations in residential and commercial organizations. Households, workplaces, hotels, retail establishments, schools, and other institutions all produce MSW. Food waste, paper, plastic, rags, metal, and glass make up the majority of MSW, but demolition and construction waste are frequently also included in the waste that is collected, as are small amounts of hazardous waste like old batteries, light bulbs, car parts, and chemicals and medicines that have been left lying around. With today's changing lifestyles and quick population expansion, cities across the country including Srinagar are producing enormous amounts of waste. One of the most significant difficulties confronting the modern world is Solid Waste Management. Solid Waste Management is the collection, handling, and disposal of solid waste that has degraded because it has reached its useful life or is otherwise no longer necessary.

In Srinagar City, High-income groups, low-income groups, and mixed individuals all coexist. This leads to a variety of waste being produced. MSW open dumping is a widespread practice in the city. Significant contamination is found on major roadways, railway tracks, open drains, and undeveloped land. Incorrect handling of solid garbage has had a significant negative impact on Srinagar city. Sweepers are used in the city to manually gather solid debris. For the collecting of solid waste from the streets, they typically use wheel borrows and hand carts. Most collection stations lack solid waste containers, so residents simply drop their trash on the ground. Open body vehicles are used sporadically to collect the generated solid trash from these places. The city's chosen disposal location is inadequate and harming the environment and the local residents. Since the beginning of time, numerous strategies for the disposal have been used in Srinagar. The majorities of these methods either had financial limitations or were ineffectual from an environmental and/or geographic standpoint. Open dumping, where waste was disposed of locally in the open without any prior treatment, was the most popular strategy in the city. The Jhelum River and nearby Nallahs would be the alternative options for disposing of the trash threat. The generation of garbage and the adverse effects of improper practices both rose along with the population growth. The only technique now being used in Srinagar city is the disposal of waste at the Achhan landfill, a regular landfill which is nearly at capacity and will be gone soon. According to the survey conducted only 60% of Srinagar's total area is covered by SWM, and the rest of the city's primary collecting practice is unattended. For a 294 sq. km. area of the city, only 2100 persons are employed in waste collection. Besides the problems are made worse by ineffective primary collection and transportation infrastructure that is out of date and unsuitable for the safe movement of waste. According to the Ministry of Environment Kashmir, more than 54,850 tonnes of solid garbage are produced daily in urban areas, however sadly, less than half of this waste is collected. In the city, there is no appropriate system for handling and treating waste. The aforementioned inefficiencies in the management of solid waste have had serious negative effects on the environment, which have been made even worse by the dog menace and unpleasant odour in the city. The poor management of solid wastes endangers the environment and people's health by contributing to air, land, and water contamination. The current state of solid waste management in the city of Srinagar paints a bleak picture.
The following recommendations for system improvement are made in light of the current solid waste management scenario in the city of Srinagar. The lack of personnel, crews, trucks, and equipment must be made up. Initiating staff training programmes is necessary to inspire the workforce. MSW pen dumping and open burning must be prohibited through various awareness initiatives. The city's transportation infrastructure needs to be mechanized and improved in order to set aside three distinct compartments for hazardous, non-hazardous, and biodegradable garbage, respectively. The proper collection, segregation, processing, and disposal of solid waste must be ensured. It is essential to use such practical and effective methods that help in this situation in ensuring auxiliary benefits to the community while also reducing the growing waste worries. In order to effectively manage waste in the city, correct collecting mechanisms, advanced scientific transportation facilities, appropriate treatment methods, and most significantly, sound disposal methods are required.


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Legal Advisor: M.J. Hubi
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Published from: Gulshanabad Chraresharief Budgam
RNI No.: JKENG/2010/33802
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Postal Regd No: SK/135/2010-2019
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