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What is the objective of the Solid Waste Management Program?

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Solid waste management means to manage the process of treatment, salvage, reuse, re-rotation change of energy without affecting the environment and the public health in this system the state has the responsibility to provide training, suggestion, and resources to the local bodies of Urban and rural areas for solid waste management. In this system cleaning workers are employed on a regular or contractual basis to bring garbage from the houses hospitals and other establishment and gather it at the garbage collection center. From this center, it is taken to the garbage disposal center through different means of transportation like trucks, tractors, etc. At the disposal center, the garbage is divided into different categories and then disposed of accordingly.

The main objectives of the solid waste management system are the following:
1. To ensure a proper waste disposal system that protects the environment and public health.
2. Reduce the volume of waste generated
3. Provide an efficient and economical method of disposal
4. Ensure proper disposal of the hazardous materials
5. To promote environmental management and conservation of resources
6. Minimize the consumption of natural resources
7. Reduce, reuse, recycle and recover waste
8. Preventing ecological degradation
9. Create awareness among the people regarding the impact of waste on their health and the environment
10. Securing the ecological development while promoting social development
These are the general and primary objectives of the solid waste management system. Apart from these, there are certain specific measures that are employed by the municipal corporation of each area. This includes the waste disposal scheme, standard for waste management, target for waste reduction, etc

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