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Environmental Management of Acharya Nagarjuna University Campus, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India—A Case Study

  • P. Sankara PitchaiahEmail author
  • P. Devakanth
  • Nazia Sultana
  • Ch. Israel
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Abstract

University campuses, just like small towns, and the activities in the campus have direct and indirect impacts on the campus environment. Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU) is located between Guntur (13 km) and Vijayawada (21 km) cities. The campus is spread parallel to the National Highway 5 (NH-5) for a length of 1.7 km. The present study was aimed at environmental management of ANU campus by managing various types of waste, i.e., liquid, solid and e-waste. Area map was prepared using remote sensing and GIS techniques. The campus was divided into five sectors, i.e., S1, S2, S3, S4 and S5 and the relevant issues were recorded. The study found that there is a major threat from the vehicular pollution to the campus community. Water scarcity prevailed in the campus. There is a dire need to manage the liquid, solid and e-waste generating from the various sections of the university. Hence, this study was suggested a suitable and practicable measures for the sustainable management of the campus.

Keywords

Environmental management Air pollution Water resource Liquid waste Solid waste and e-waste 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors are thankful to Sri P. Raghuram and Sri T. Rambabu (Asst. Professors, SRKR Engineering college, Bhimavaram, West Godavari District, AP) for their help in preparing the campus map using remote sensing and GIS.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Sankara Pitchaiah
    • 1
    Email author
  • P. Devakanth
    • 2
  • Nazia Sultana
    • 1
  • Ch. Israel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeologyAcharya Nagarjuna UniversityGunturIndia
  2. 2.College of Architecture and PlanningAcharya Nagarjuna UniversityGunturIndia

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