Article : Qualitative And Quantitative Analysis Of Solid Waste And Its Characterization At Ward No. 13, Akhnoor (Jammu)

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Qualitative And Quantitative Analysis Of Solid Waste And Its Characterization At Ward No. 13, Akhnoor (Jammu)

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Anu Sharma

 Waste generation is an unavoidable consequence of satisfying man’s needs for food, water, air, space, shelter and mobility. Waste generation has acquired a dangerous status of being “third pollution” after air and water pollution. To analyze the various aspects of this menace, a study was conducted on solid waste generation and its characterization at ward no.13 Akhnoor, Jammu. The waste was collected during two months from randomly selected sixty households. The collected waste was then segregated and weighed with the help of digital balance. The values of different constituents of waste collected were then taken to estimate the amount of total waste generated during the study period. The findings revealed that there was a maximum share of biodegradable waste (83.49%), followed by non-biodegradable waste (16.50%) and inert material (0.34%). Based on the findings, various preventive measures need to be adopted for the management of solid waste in the study area

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