2020, VOL. 6 ISSUE 2, PART G
Knowledge, attitude and practice on solid waste management in selected areas of Puducherry
Author(s): Dhivya A, Faheema Sulthana P, Jayapriya B, Patchaiyamma N, Ranjitha B, Sasikala S, Sumithra S, Thanuja D, Thenkuzhali S, Vajiha Sulthana A and Raji V Sugumar
Segregation is one of the most important activities that we need to promote and enforce for effective waste management in urban area and to make landfills reduce in size gradually. Segregation of waste components should be encouraged at source, the new MSW rules 2016 insist that. This study was carried out with the objective of studying the knowledge, attitude, practice of solid waste management (SWM) with special emphasis on segregation at source. The location of the study was an urban ward with number 14 of Rainbow Nagar, Puducherry. Hundred households were taken for the study on random basis. This area comprises of educated and proactive and participative family members from whose response reliable and holistic information can be sought. The results obtained are discussed with percentage s as comparable measure. Around 71-91% exhibited positive attitude over SWM which reflected their commitment towards the community. The response was overwhelmingly positive with 96% to abide by the government if sorting of solid waste was made compulsory.
How to cite this article:
Dhivya A, Faheema Sulthana P, Jayapriya B, Patchaiyamma N, Ranjitha B, Sasikala S, Sumithra S, Thanuja D, Thenkuzhali S, Vajiha Sulthana A, Raji V Sugumar. Knowledge, attitude and practice on solid waste management in selected areas of Puducherry. Int J Home Sci 2020;6(2):368-374.