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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4491/eer.2017.020
Improving solid waste management by proposing collection bins using GIS: A case of Kolar
Vaibhav Soni, and Supriya Vyas
Department of Architecture & Planning, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal 462003, India
Corresponding Author: Vaibhav Soni ,Tel: +91-7987408225, Email: vaib.soni17@gmail.com
Received: February 14, 2017;  Accepted: May 19, 2017.
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Collection of solid waste accounts for up to three fourth of Indian Municipalities’ Solid Waste Management Budgets. Even these colossal capital inputs are neither able to enhance coverage & effectiveness of prevailing system nor reduce the detrimental impact of solid waste when the global demand and available technology could enable conversion into resource as measure to restore sustainability. The factors responsible are use of conventional and impromptu methodologies by Development Authorities and ignorance of agencies responsible to monitor them, lack of waste education, awareness and willingness to adopt and implement Solid Waste Management rules. Mismanaged waste causes adverse impact on city’s environment, human health and aesthetics. This study aims at providing an ad-hoc solid waste collection and transport system assisted by GIS that would ensure optimum resource utilization of available resources and would be backed by revenue from waste processing or nominal budget increments rather than huge capital inputs that are required to alter the whole system. Study analyzes discrepancies in waste collection system of Peri-urban area of Bhopal City: Kolar and proposes its restructuring w.r.t attributes like no. of waste collection bins, their locations, coverage capacity and interventions deployed for their collection & transport using Geographic Information Systems.
Keywords: Geographic Information System (GIS) | Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) | Segregation | Solid Waste Management (SWM)
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