Status of Waste Management in Sodepur Area: A Case Study

  • Ankita DasEmail author
Conference paper


Waste management is a critical problem for the municipalities throughout the globe in present time. Specifically, it becomes a major concern for the municipalities in India. The developed countries have been solving this problem of waste management by using developed technologies which our country lays far behind. But the problem of increased municipal wastes cannot be ignored and it poses a great threat to the problem of environmental pollution as a whole. The problem of waste management in Panihati Municipality belongs to Sodepur metropolitan town which is historically famous for its linkage with India’s freedom movement especially through establishment of khadi Ashram inherited by Bapuji for several times during these fighting days. Panihati is the main center of Sodepur being famous for its past association with Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore, Lord Sri Chaitanya Dev, etc. It is located by the bank of the Hooghly river with the average elevation of 13 m with a huge number of population of 380,000 (approx) having an area of 19.38 km2 with the altitude of 13 m. Now, this habitation is full of residential households, shops and markets, railway stations and other transport vehicles. Due to increased commercial and allied activities, huge wastes and garbage have been filling and the municipal authority in a fix how to tackle this increasing problem that causing environment pollution of the locality on an average municipal wastes including commercial and households garbage will generate to the quantum of 4.96 MT per day as compared to solid wastes generated to 3520 MT per day in KMC. This paper highlights this present states of whole process of municipal waste management of Panihati Municipality. It is found that present system is inadequate and needs to be upgraded. More priority has to be assigned to the management of waste collection and disposal through some developed methods. Practiced conventional methods need to be upgraded with modern technologies.


Municipal solid waste management Sources of waste generation Framework Waste generation rates Population 



The author would like to acknowledge some helping hand Prof. Amar Chandra Das, BiswajitDebnath for their immense help toward this project. Additionally, the help and co-operation from Consortium of Researchers for Environmental Protection, Sustainability and Climate Change (CREPSCC); Panihati Municipality are gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MCA DepartmentTechno India SaltlakeKolkataIndia

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