“A Literature Review on Solid Waste Management: Characteristics, Techniques, Environmental Impacts and Health Effects in Aligarh City”, Uttar Pradesh, India”

  • Harit PriyadarshiEmail author
  • Sarv Priya
  • Ashish Jain
  • Shadab Khursheed
Conference paper
Part of the Sustainable Civil Infrastructures book series (SUCI)


India is known as one of the most heavily settled countries in the world. It appears to be the second country to have the highest number of residents. With the total population of about expected data 1.37 billion in 2019. The management of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in India has encountered problems. Each year, the population grew by 3–3.5%, as this factor arises, the rate of solid waste generation also rise up to 1.3% in Aligarh city, Uttar Pradesh a large number of ingenious factors like, rapid urbanization, rapid population density, rapid commercialization, uneven living standards and also enlargement of industrialization has created destructive consequences in terms of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste generations which are estimated at about 415 tons per day.

This paper emphasizes the waste characteristics, techniques, adverse environmental impacts, health risks, poor waste management practices and also problems associated with the solid waste management system at the municipal level.

The findings from this study indicates failure of the existing facilities due to lack of concern, high volume of waste generation, deficient collection space, delayed sanctioning of new landfill sites and a number of open-dump sites which generate fires. The innuendos of the waste management practices in the city are discussed.


Sources of M.S.W Component of M.S.W Health risks and sustainable approaches 



First of all I would like to thanks Hon’ble Prime minister Narendra Damodar Das Modi to continue the dream of Mahatma Gandhi Make in India mission “Mission for sanitary India. The authors acknowledge all the persons involved in Aligarh Municipal Corporation (AMC) for providing all the pertinent information.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harit Priyadarshi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sarv Priya
    • 2
  • Ashish Jain
    • 1
  • Shadab Khursheed
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringMangalayatan UniversityBeswan, AligarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringKIETGhaziabadIndia
  3. 3.Department of GeologyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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