IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 11, November 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Kavipriyadevi.P, Prithika.P, Ruba.A, Mrs.D.Suba Sri M.E
Solid waste is one of the major environmental problems of Indian cities. The quantity of solid waste produced in cities depends on the type of city, its population, living standards of the residents and degree of commercialization, industrialization and various activities prevailing in the city. Solid waste management is an obligatory function of municipal corporations, municipalities and other local bodies in India. Waste quantities are increasing and municipal authorities are not able to upgrade the facilities required for proper management of such wastes. In many cities and towns, garbage is littered on roads and foot-paths; almost 90% of solid waste is disposed of unscientifically in open dumps and landfills, creating problems to public health and the environment. This design is carried out on municipal solid waste management of Pudukkottai Taluk.