Municipal Solid Waste in Our Locality

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UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA B.Sc. Part-III HONOURS 2013 (Under 1+1+1 2009 Regulations)

Name Reg. No. College

: ISHITA MANDAL : 041-1222-0056-10
:
BASANTI DEVI COLLEGE

College Roll No. : 11 Subject

: ENVS : Statistics Honours

Department

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Project Topic :

SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL IN MY LOCALITY

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Acknowledgment

I have taken efforts in this project. However, it would not have been possible without the kind support and help of many individuals and organizations. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all of them. I take this opportunity to express my profound gratitude and deep regards to my teacher Mrs. Udita Mukherjee ,who gave me the golden opportunity to do this wonderful project on the topic “Solid Waste Disposal in my Locality”, which also helped me in doing a lot of Research and I came to know about so many new things. I thank her for exemplary guidance, monitoring and constant encouragement throughout the course of this thesis. The blessing, help and guidance given by her time to time shall carry me a long way in the journey of life on which I am about to embark. I am highly indebted to the staffs of Rajpur-Sonarpur Municipality for their guidance as well as for providing necessary information regarding the project & also for their support in completing the project. I would like to express my gratitude towards my parents and friends for their kind co-operation and encouragement which help me in completion of this project. I am making this project not only for marks but to also increase my knowledge.

THANKS

AGAIN

TO

ALL

WHO

HELPED

ME.

Ishita Mandal

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DECLARATION

I hereby declare that the project work entitled “Solid Waste Disposal in my Locality” submitted to the Calcutta University, is a record of an original work done by me under the guidance of our Environmental Science teacher Mrs. Udita Mukherjee, Faculty Member of Basanti Devi College and this project work has not performed the basis for the award of any Degree or diploma / associateship / fellowship and similar project if any.

Ishita Mandal

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Guidelines of the Project Contents
Area of Concern…………………………………………………………. Overview………………………………………………………………….. Abstract Introduction Statement of the problem Significance……………………………………………………………… About Solid Waste……………………………………………………… Types of Solid Waste…………………………………………………... Sources of Solid Waste………………………………………………... Plastic as Solid Waste.………………………………………………... Degeneration of Litter.………………………………………………... Managing Solid Waste.………………………………………………... Segregation.………………………………………………......... Recycling & Reuse.……………………………………………. Treatment and Disposal of Solid Waste.………………………….. Open Dumps Landfill Sanitary Landfills Incineration plants Composting.……………………………………………….................. Street Cleansing.………………………………………………........... Impact of Solid Waste on Health.…………………………………… Occupational Hazards.………………………………………………... Diseases………………..………………………………………………... Preventive Measures.……………………………………………..…... Public Awareness.………………………………………………......... Questionnaire of Solid Waste Disposal Survey…………………. Data Analysis……………………………………………………………. Bibliography……………………………………………………………. Appendix………………………………………………………………… Conclusion……………………………………………………………… Page Page 6 7

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Tables
Table Table Table Table Table 1 2 3 4 5 : : : : : Classification of Solid Waste depending on their source…………Page Production of solid waste (in kg)/day from different Sources….. Page Source of generation of waste plastics……………………………… Page Time of degeneration of different types of wastes………………… Page Items which can be recycled and reused……………………………. Page 10 11 12 12 15

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Area of Concern
The area on which the project is based on is Rajpur Sonarpur (Municipality) Ward...
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