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Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities: Status and Emerging Practices

Darshini Mahadevia (Editor) Jeanne M. Wolfe (Editor)
Synopsis 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, Kolkata, 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.
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About the author

Darshini Mahadevia

Dr. Darshini Mahadevia teaches at School of Planning, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad on subjects such as planning theory, housing and environment. Dr. Mahadevia has researched and published in edited books and journals on urban studies, human development and gender development. She has been a visiting fellow at University of California, Los Angeles and McGill University, Montreal and has participated in number of international collaborative research projects and has been recipient of fellowship of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and Asian Scholarship Foundation (funded by the Ford Foundation). Dr. Mahadevia is currently engaged in comparative research on Asian Cities in context of globalisation.

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Title Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities: Status and Emerging Practices
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.11.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180695220
length xxii+358p.