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Municipal solid wastes : Global threat to mankind

Debabrata Mahapatraa* & Sanjeev Kr. Sinhab
aResearch Scholar, J.R.U. Ranchi (Jharkhand) India.
bDeptt. Of Chemistry, J.R.U. Ranchi (Jharkhand) India
Received : 25th July, 2015; Revised : 29th August, 2015

Abstract : Waste is an unavoidable byproduct of most human activity. The inadequate and un-scientific municipal solid waste management practices and the poor state of sanitation in most cities of the developing countries have resulted into the pollution of the environment including contamination of both surface and ground water which is in turn a serious human health risk. Management of Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW) continues to remain one of the most neglected major issues in Indian cities due to the rapid urbanization, urban population growth and industrialization. Most of local administrations are directly dumping MSW without any segregation and treatment to the open dumping site, this manner of inappropriate disposal of MSW is become a major threat to the environments and public health in the whole country including the state of Jharkhand. This study is based on current status of solid wastes in and around Chaibasa district of Jharkhand state. This details the difficulties and suggestions for improvement regarding the solid waste management. The study was conducted at regular interval to emphasize the actual conclusion.

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