Domestic Waste Disposal and Management in Lunglei District Mizoram

Domestic Waste Disposal and Management in Lunglei District Mizoram

ABSTRACT

Waste may include any form of material that are non-useful and non-ordered form and which are not in a proper place and may be in a wrong place as they are already discarded which is not and sometimes it does not possess economic value and are not useful for the owner and waste generator. Solid wastes are substance in non-liquid form which longer have no value for the owner and is often referred to as rubbish, garbage and trash as synonym. Domestic wastes are wastes that are generally generated by household. Most of the wastes are kitchen waste, garbage from household activities and human excreta it may in solid or liquid. India is the second most populated nation in the world and the administration is ironically without enough resources or adequate systems to manage solid waste which is mainly due to unbalanced growth of urban population and poor services on waste management. Mizoram is one of the states in India where the process of urbanization resulted in rapid increase of waste disposal. Waste disposal has become an emerging problem for the people as there are no proper waste management system and proper place to dispose household waste. The paper discussed the nature and process of domestic waste disposal system and the traditional way of management in Mizoram which is mainly open dumping near the village. It also highlights the challenges faced by households in domestic waste disposal within the community.

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