GIS and MFA approach for solid waste management towards Indian proposed smart-city

Jaydeep Lella, Venkata Mandla, Xuan Zhu

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Incessant population growth and urbanisation results in the growth of heaps of sol id waste in the urban localities. Proper disposal and recovery techniques through solid waste management (SWM) are widely followed to have a control over the negative environmental implications. Life cycle assessment (LCA) can be a tool in reducing these environmental implications by solid waste and also helps in reducing the impacts on the environment from growing urbanisation. This work, solid waste management through MFA in LCA perspective and GIS is being observed in managing the municipal solid waste for a proposed smart city, Vellore. Various techniques like indices derivation from various satellite imageries help in estimating the vegetation change over from past years resulting in depletion rate of 2100m2 area, optimal route analysis for a proper waste collection covering all the dispose points, reducing collection route by 59.12 per cent and various SWM techniques that result in proper solid waste management have been studied. These studies and techniques can be redefined based on localities perspective for their own waste management system throughout the Indian cities and for their smart cities planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-324
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Rural Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018


  • GIS Solid Waste Management
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Network Analysis NDVLMFA

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