Inventorisation of Environmental Risk Associated with Hazardous Waste Generated in Small Scale Industrial Area of Delhi, India
India with a total population of over a billion, has an urban population of almost 275 million, growing at about 3.5% and generating approximately 30 million tons of urban solid waste (Sashi, 2003). It may be hard to accept but true to fact the government’s policy to promote small-scale sectors in India has a fatal toxic metal dumping in densely inhabited north Delhi region (Terivision, 2000). It is an emerging environmental problem in developing countries. Small scale industries have been regularly dumping extremely hazardous waste mainly fatal toxic metals against the rule of 1991 (Man and Handling, 1989) in North Delhi region every year.
KeywordsHeavy Metal Solid Waste Hazardous Waste Slum Dweller Industrial Solid Waste
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