IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 5, May 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Arvind Kumar, Surat Singh
Solid waste management is a major problem for most of the Indian cities due to growing urban population and per capita waste generation rate, poor public awareness, participation and calamitous financial and organizational capacities of the urban local bodies. This paper deals with the composition of the Domestic Solid Waste (DSW) generation in the semi-urban area of the Kathua District. The various components of the solid waste were categorized into biodegradable, non-biodegradable and inert waste. It is observed that the study area produces around 70.62% of biodegradable material and the rest is contributed by non-biodegradable and inert waste. Moreover, a comparative account of relationship between domestic solid waste generation and education level of the families was also carried out.