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Impact of awareness on the solid waste generation trend: A case study of A.G. colony, Shaktinagar (Jammu, India)

Shehnaz Khan, Rozy Sharma, PiyushMalaviya

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.7(6), 148-152, December 2015

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This paper deals with the impact of awareness on the qualitative and quantitative status of solid waste in A. G. Colony, Shaktinagar, Jammu. About 30% houses were randomly selected and the data regarding solid waste generation were collected in two phases. Phase-I comprised the qualitative and quantitative measurement of solid waste generated in the study area. During this phase, awareness regarding the waste minimization techniques was imparted to the individuals with the help of a structured questionnaire. Phase-II involved the collection of post-awareness data from the same sample household. The study revealed that there is a considerable decrease in the bio-degradable waste from 171.83 kg to 154.98 kg, in non-biodegradable waste from 35.93 kg to 21.93 kg during the Phase-II, which was attributed to the awareness created among the sample households during the Phase-I. It was concluded that the most important aspect of the waste management would be the awareness of people regarding common waste management practices along with the satisfactory municipal amenities.

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