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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 924-933
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.105


Impact of Dumping of Municipal Solid Waste on Households Near Dumping Yard in Karnataka
Shilpa P. Chowti1, G.N. Kulkarniand M.V. Manjunatha2*
1Department of Agricultural Economics
2Department of Agricultural Engineering College of Agriculture, Dharwad, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580 005, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Waste disposal is the final stage of waste management. Uncontrolled and unscientific disposal of all categories of waste in urban areas has led to the environmental problems such as contamination of land, water and environment. The study was based on both primary and secondary data. Study was carried out in Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. The primary data on health impacts of households was collected from 60 selected respondents residing near dumping and secondary data on method of disposal of solid waste was collected from municipal corporations. Out of the total solid waste generated in Hubballi-Dharwad (400 t/day), about 390 t of waste was dumped in two open dumping yard located in Hubballi and Dharwad while, the remaining 10 t was processed through vermicomposting. In Bengaluru, around 3,200 t of municipal solid waste per day was landfill in three landfilling sites. The major health problems noticed in respondents residing near dumping yard were asthma, nose irrigation and respiratory problems in adults and in case of children, frequent omitting, fever and malaria. In 18 households (60.00 %), the adults had a health impacts like asthma, nose irrigation and respiratory problems and number of persons affected by these health problems was 22 (47.83 %) in Hubballi-Dharwad. While in Bangalore, the number of adult and children affected by health problems was more compared to Hubballi-Dharwad. A total of 27 adults (51.92 %) from 21 households (70.00 %) and 25 children (48.08 %) from 20 households (66.67 %) had health problems.


Keywords: Solid waste, Dumping yard, Health problems, Asthma
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Shilpa P. Chowti, G.N. Kulkarni and Manjunatha, M.V. 2018. Impact of Dumping of Municipal Solid Waste on Households Near Dumping Yard in Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 924-933. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.105