Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 7, Pages: 750-758
Aprana Singh* and Ghanshyam Gupta
Faculty of Science & Environment, Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya, Vishwavidyalaya Chitrakoot, Satna Madhya Pradesh-485001
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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