This, on one hand, will help to understand the total amount of municipal waste that is generated in the city, and on the other hand, will also help to understand the composition of the waste that is generated.
The target group included residential; commercial and market; institutional; and hotel and restaurant waste. The residences of the two Sunya wards were classified as HIG, MIG and LIG and then a random sample of 30 households from each category in each ward was selected whose waste was quantified and characterised for seven consecutive days.
At the same time, the waste from institutional buildings, shops and restaurants, hotels along Hill Cart Road, Sevoke Road and National Highway 31, the Bidhan Market, Hong Kong Market, Regulated Market, Seth Shrilal Market and Vivekananda Market was quantified and characterised.
A report on the findings of this exercise will guide the city to develop a city level waste management strategy.