This paper evaluates the issues of waste management in small and medium towns (SMTs) (with population in the range of 10,000-100,000) of India, and identifies the need for a multi-disciplinary approach encompassing technological, economic and financial aspects of the issues to effect improvements. A comprehensive set of cross-disciplinary strategies is suggested to improve the prevailing conditions with environmentally appropriate, economically efficient and financially self-sustaining waste management services. Based on a case study of four SMTs in the State of Tamil Nadu in India, this paper evaluates the application of the suggested strategies and offers policy recommendations.
Strategies for waste management in small and medium towns of developing countries: a case study of India
M. Sundaravadivel, S. Vigneswaran; Strategies for waste management in small and medium towns of developing countries: a case study of India. Water Sci Technol 1 June 2003; 47 (12): 277–283. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2003.0657
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