The Causes And Effects Of Waste Management In Kerala

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Industrialisation has increased production and offered better life to the people, but along with it a huge amount of waste is produced. Authorities use a number of methods like open dumping, open burning etc. to dispose the generated waste, but this has failed to solve the waste problem. More over doing these kinds of ‘disposal’ create environmental degradation and health risk to living organism. In an attempt to accelerate the pace of its industrial development, an economically developing nation like India has failed to pay adequate attention to solid waste management (NSWAI 2010). Such a failure incurs a severe penalty at a later time in the form of resources needlessly lost and a staggering adverse impact on the environment and on public health and safety (ibid).
The industrialisation process in Kerala has been exploiting the environment. It produced a huge amount of waste which is dumped in different parts of the state, especially in rural areas. It happens because of less resistance in early stages of dumping waste or construction of factories and waste treatment plants, and/or ignorance of the local people about the consequences of dumping waste and working of factories and waste treatment plants. The technological advancement boost up the speed of industrialisation process resulted in overproduction is occurred which increased the production of solid waste.
In India, the emergence of the modern industrialisation started in the eighteenth century by the formation of

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