ASSESSMENT OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT OF DINDIGUL CITY USING GEOSPATIAL TOOLS
Solid waste management is among the basic essential services provided by municipal authorities in the country to keep cities clean. Due to industrialization, rural
to urban migration and high growth rate of population have induced rapid urbanization in developing countries like India. The urbanization created acute problem of solid waste management. The per capita waste generation rate in India has increased from 0.75 kg per day in 2010 to 1.5 kg per day in 2017; such a steep increase in waste generation within a decade has severed the stress on all infrastructural, natural and budgetary resources. Dindigul is one of the fastest developing city, it generates total quantity of waste is about 6500 tons per day. So, there is need of the proper waste collection, transportation route for prevention of environment form the hazardous waste disposal. The proposed work emphasizes on the assessment of detail process of solid waste management such as collection, storage, segregation, transportation, treatment and disposal by using Geospatial tools like RS, GIS and GPS. It may help in sustainable urban environment of Dindigul city.