Sustainable solid waste management in a mountain ecosystem : Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

PRADHAN, Upendra Mani. Sustainable solid waste management in a mountain ecosystem : Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. Thesis, University of Manitoba, 2008

This thesis considers the solid waste management system in Darjeeling municipal area, West Bengal, India, in order to develop a framework for sustainable solid waste management in future. The objectives of this thesis were:
– to describe and explain the current waste management system and practices in Darjeeling,
– to identify factors that influence waste management in Darjeeling,
– to assess the newly proposed solid waste management system,
– and to propose recommendations for development of a sustainable solid waste management system.

The objectives were addressed primarily through semi-structured interviews and discussions with various stakeholders along with non-participatory method tools.

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