Waste Management and Public Health Concern: A Socio-Legal Study

  • T. Sitakumari and K. Sravani
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  • T. Sitakumari

    Professor at Department of Law, SPMVV, India

  • K. Sravani

    Ph.D. Scholar at Department of Law, SPMVV, India

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Waste management in India is governed by a variety of laws and regulations at the national, state, and local levels. The waste management laws in India provide a complete framework for waste management practices and handle a variety of waste management issues, such as solid waste, plastic trash, hazardous waste, electronic waste, and others. However, the efficiency and adequacy of these regulations in practice might vary depending on several circumstances. Waste management rules must be properly implemented and enforced to be effective. Waste management rules in India are enforced differently in different states and municipalities. Due to insufficient resources, a lack of knowledge, or poor monitoring methods, enforcement may be lacking in some places. Improving enforcement procedures can assist guarantee that waste management rules are followed. With India's huge and rising population, solving waste management issues is critical for long-term growth. India can safeguard the environment, promote public health, save resources, generate economic opportunities, and contribute to a more sustainable and liveable future by prioritizing waste management and implementing holistic methods. The Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules in India strive to solve these difficulties and encourage sustainable waste management practices. However, implementation efficacy, infrastructure development, public awareness, and resource availability may all be enhanced. Best practices from other nations can help inform and improve waste management policies in India. Waste management in India poses a number of public health issues due to insufficient infrastructure, poor waste management practices, and a lack of knowledge. India requires a multifaceted strategy. In this article, the researcher tried to identify the key issues related to waste management and their impact on public health in India




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 2017 - 2023

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.115635

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