Suitable site determination for urban solid waste disposal using GIS and Remote sensing techniques in Kottayam Municipality, India.
Author(s)– Nishanth.T, Prakash M.N, Vijith.H
Solid waste management is a global environmental problem in today’s world. There is an increase in commercial, residential and infrastructure development due to the population growth and this has negative impact on the environment. Urban solid waste management is considered as one of the most serious environmental problems confronting municipal authorities in developing countries. One of these impacts is due to location of dumping site in unsuitable areas. This paper deals with determination of suitable site for the disposal of urban solid waste generated from Kottayam Municipality and surrounding areas using GIS techniques.