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Estimating Households Willingness to Pay for Solid Waste Management with Special Reference to Palakkad District in Kerala


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1 Department of Economics, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women , Coimbatore 641043, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore-641043, Tamilnadu, India
     

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Since the beginning, humankind has been generating waste, mainly bones and other parts of animals they slaughter for their food or the wood they cut to make their carts. With the progress of civilization, the waste generated became of a more complex nature. At the end of the 19th century the industrial revolution saw the rise of the world of consumers. Waste is an unavoidable byproduct of human activities. Economic development, urbanization and improved living standards in cities increase the amount and complexity of solid waste. This results in degradation of the urban environment, puts stress on natural resources, and undermines sustainable development. The present study was conducted in Palakkad district of Kerala to find out the various methods of managing solid waste and to estimate the willingness to pay for the treatment of solid waste management by the selected households. The study found that Solid waste management system in Palakkad municipality is inadequate. The waste management system needed to be upgraded.

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Solid waste, Willingness to Pay, Waste disposal, Charging.
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Authors

S. Mahima
Department of Economics, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women , Coimbatore 641043, Tamil Nadu, India
Sherly Thomas
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore-641043, Tamilnadu, India

Abstract


Since the beginning, humankind has been generating waste, mainly bones and other parts of animals they slaughter for their food or the wood they cut to make their carts. With the progress of civilization, the waste generated became of a more complex nature. At the end of the 19th century the industrial revolution saw the rise of the world of consumers. Waste is an unavoidable byproduct of human activities. Economic development, urbanization and improved living standards in cities increase the amount and complexity of solid waste. This results in degradation of the urban environment, puts stress on natural resources, and undermines sustainable development. The present study was conducted in Palakkad district of Kerala to find out the various methods of managing solid waste and to estimate the willingness to pay for the treatment of solid waste management by the selected households. The study found that Solid waste management system in Palakkad municipality is inadequate. The waste management system needed to be upgraded.

Keywords


Solid waste, Willingness to Pay, Waste disposal, Charging.

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