Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities: Status and Emerging Practices

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  • Author :Darshini Mahadevia, Jeanne M. Wolfe
  • Year of Publication :2008
  • ISBN: :9788180695223
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXII, 357
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Geography, Urban Studies

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Managing Solid Waste has become crucial for the health of urban citizens and for improving competitiveness of cities in India. As a result of Public Interest Litigation, the Supreme Court of India ruled that major cities were to adopt appropriate systems of solid waste management by 2003, and even published a detailed handbook describing appropriate steps and standards. This book is about the comparative research work undertaken in the eight cities in India, namely Bangalore, Hyderabad-Secunderabad, Kiolata, Mumbai, Ranchi, Suryapet (Andhra Pradesh) and Vejalpur (Gujarat), to assess the scale of the project, target groups, institutional framework, actors involved, innovation in practice, finance system, environmental impacts, conflicts, sustainability, and potential for up-scaling. Case studies show that some cases have been the subject of uncritical praise in the literature.

About Author :

Darshini Mahadevia, is a Professor at the Faculty of Planning CEPT University. She currently is the Dean of the Faculty. She has Ph.D. from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was a visiting fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, McGill University, Montreal, Tsinghua University, Beijing and Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, Tianjin. She has collaborated for research with many national and international academic institutions/universities. She has extensively published on urban development policies, including housing policy, urban poverty, human and gender development. In particular, her research is focused on inclusive urban planning. Her latest publication is ‘Handbook of Urban Inequalities’, co-authored with Sandip Sarkar and published by Oxford University Press. In 2009 she incepted the Centre for Urban Equity at the CEPT University, which functioned as a National Resource Centre for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India.

Jeanne M. Wolfe is an Emeritus Professor at the School of Urban Planning, McGill University, Montreal. Has been educated at London University, the University of Western Ontario and McGill. She was Director of the School of Urban Planning from 1988 to 1999. She has worked extensively in the Caribbean region, helped in setting up a planning program at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad with CIDA aid, and has participated in projects in China and India. Her research interests include housing governance and institutional change, urban policy, and international development studies and have widely published in a variety of academic journals.