A Study and Analysis on Waste Fires in India and Their Corresponding Impacts on Environment and Human Health
Rakshit Jakhar1, Preeti Sachar2

1Rakshit Jakhar, Department of Geography, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India.
2Dr. Preeti Sachar, Department of Geography, Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.
Manuscript received on 02 May 2023 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 May 2023 | Manuscript Accepted on 15 May 2023 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2023 | PP: 110-120 | Volume-12 Issue-1, May 2023 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijrte.B76550712223 | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B7655.0512223

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Abstract: Waste fires are one of the biggest problems in India that cause various problems to the environment and human health. This article thoroughly investigates the negative impacts of waste fires on the environment, public health, and the economy and emphasizes the need for sustainable waste management practices, investment in waste management infrastructure, and stricter fire safety regulations by taking India as a study base. Education and waste management awareness programs are also important tools for promoting behavior change and achieving cost savings. The implications of waste management policies and practices in India and other developing countries are also discussed, including the need to promote sustainable waste management practices, enhance fire safety measures, encourage public participation, and strengthen regulatory frameworks. Overall, this research highlights the importance of addressing waste fires and promoting sustainable waste management practices for achieving a safer, healthier, and more sustainable society. The possible solution for the issue of waste management and waste fires in India has been discussed widely in this article to provide an overview for appropriate management of waste materials.
Keywords: Air pollution, Health impact, Landfills, Waste fires, Waste Management.
Scope of the Article: Environmental Engineering