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An overview of municipal solid waste management in Jaipur city, India - Current status, challenges and recommendations

Prajapati, KK; Yadav, M; Singh, RM; Parikh, P; Pareek, N; Vivekanand, V; (2021) An overview of municipal solid waste management in Jaipur city, India - Current status, challenges and recommendations. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews , 152 , Article 111703. 10.1016/j.rser.2021.111703.

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In developing countries, urbanization and rapid population growth has resulted in a substantial increase in generation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). Safe collection, transportation and treatment of MSW are among the major issues for Indian cities. Poor MSW management practices have negative impact on public health, environment and climate change. India currently only treats 21% of MSW while the remainder disposed in unsanitary landfill sites with no recycling and treatment technologies. This paper reviews the existing MSW management practices, challenges and provides recommendations for improving MSW management for the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. Despite being the state capital as well as the top tourist destination in northern part of India, there is no detailed study which reviews the waste management strategies of this city along with identifying the key challenges. The study reveals that the major challenges for MSW management in Jaipur include uncontrolled landfilling, inadequate public participation as well as failings of implementation of MSW legislation and waste conversion. Recommendations for improvement include public awareness campaigns, public-private partnership, investment in lined landfills, recycling and waste to energy techniques. Optimization models and life cycle assessment tools should be employed to minimize cost and the environmental impact of MSW management. This study will provide policy makers and private sector stakeholders to develop strategies for future planning, investment and execution of improved MSW management in Indian cities.

Type: Article
Title: An overview of municipal solid waste management in Jaipur city, India - Current status, challenges and recommendations
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2021.111703
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.111703
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Municipal solid waste, Waste to energy, Landfill, Anaerobic digestion, Optimization models, Life cycle assessment
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10135334
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