Source of waste and its disposal practices at food supplying centres in Mysore city, Karnataka:a case study

Megha, T. R. and Basavarajappa, S. (2018) Source of waste and its disposal practices at food supplying centres in Mysore city, Karnataka:a case study. World Journal of Advance Healthcare Research, 2 (4). pp. 268-280. ISSN 2457-0400

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Solid waste management is a worldwide phenomenon; it is challenging human existence amidst urban centers. In India, Mysore is tourist’s hub, facing municipal solid waste management especially generated from food supplying centers (FSCs). Therefore, present study was under taken by collecting data from 233 respondents who were met personally at 35 areas. FSCs viz., hotels, street vendors, fruit stalls, cool drink shops, sweet stalls, choultries, conventional halls, slaughter houses, hot chips making centers etc, were randomly selected to record the information on source, quantity of waste produced, collection, transport, storage and disposal with the help of pre-tested questionnaire and also by interacting with people at FSCs. Majority (30.7%) of FSCs produced 5 to 9.9 kilograms of waste per day and that included different types of wet and dried wastes form edible and non-edible items. Altogether 177.23 kilogram wet waste and 42.10 kilogram dry waste produced per day from different FSCs. Produced wastes are stored temporarily in plastic bins, steel bins, hard card board boxes, gunny bags and disposed largely (51.1%) through municipal city corporation units. However, wet waste is used for piggery farm (16.7%), cattle farm (10.3%), gardening (34.9%) and biogas production (9.4%). Despite the recycling and proper disposal practices followed in Mysore, still more opportunities prevailed to make use effectively the produced solid waste from FSCs to retain and maintain clean city status. Details are discussed to a greater length in this communication.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Zoology
Divisions: Department of > Zoology
Depositing User: LA manjunath user
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 11:05
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 11:05

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