• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 7, Pages: 750-758

Original Article

Generated household and temple waste in Chitrakoot, a pilgrimage point in India: Their management and impact on river Mandakini


The present paper deals with the characterization of solid waste in Chitrakoot Nagar Panchayat in India. The solid waste composition was found as polythene (10.12%), plastic (4.78%), rubber (3.70%), metals (2.84%), glass (4.08%), wood (5.55%), cotton & cloths (4.29%), paper & cardboards (7.77%), vegetable wastes (11.66%), soil & constructional wastes (29.87%), garden waste (9.73%), rags (2.29%) and ash (3.32%). The extent of biodegradable part was 44.61% in Chitrakoot. In face of unavailability and inaccessibility to municipal bins and waste collection system, most of the households, shops and establishment throw their waste just outside their premises on the streets or any dumping site available nearby. For treatment composting technology was found suitable. The changes in nutrient values of N, P and K of Chitrakoot waste was found from 1.04 to 1.51, 0.63 to 0.94 and 0.92 to 1.09% respectively in the presence of activator.
Keywords: Chitrakoot, Environment, Waste Management, Mandakini River, Pilgrimage, Pollution, India


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