Identification of Suitable Sites for Urban Solid Waste Disposal using Multicriteria Evaluation Method in Amravati -a Case Study
J. Netaji1, P. J. Chandra Sekhar2, G. Jai Shankar3

1J. Netaji, Post Graduate Student, Department of Geo-Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), India.
2P J. Chandra Sekhar, GIS Data Manager, APCRDA, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), India.
3G. Jai Shankar, Professor, Department of Geo-Engineering, College of Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), India.
Manuscript received on 04 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 16 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 28 May 2019 | PP: 727-732 | Volume-7 Issue-6C2 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F11340476C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: In the developing country like India, Urban Solid Waste Management is considered as one of the most vital and serious environmental problems for the municipal authorities.. There is a drastic increase in the residential, commercial and infrastructure development due to the growth of population which resulted in the generation of solid waste in huge amount. The increasing waste generation rates stress on all the infrastructural, economic and natural resources with adverse impacts on the environment and human health due to the unscientific and improper solid waste dumping. The improper storage, enormous generation of waste, the unscientific waste disposal site can affect the air and water quality, public health and land use. These impacts are caused due to the dumping site location in the unsuitable areas. So, this study tries to give an insight on evaluation of suitable sites for solid waste disposal in the Amaravati capital city of Andhra Pradesh, India. The suitable disposal site selection should adhere to the norms of the guidelines prescribed by Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board(APCB) to ensure there would be no risk involved with the environment and people. The Remote Sensing and GIS techniques connection with the satellite imagery can build a more accurate type of information based on several criteria’s to take the right decision for the solid waste disposal sites. The thematic layers like geology, soil, slope, land use/land cover, etc., are generated to perform the analysis. The elements in each of these thematic map layers were assigned the weights according to the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). The Multi Criteria Evaluation Method of Weighted overlay analysis was performed for determining an appropriate dumping site for the solid waste disposal in the Amaravati.
Keywords: Solid Waste Disposal Site, GIS, Weighted Overlay Analysis Amaravati.
Scope of the Article: Structural Reliability Analysis