Waste Management System in Karachi as an Environmental and Health Hazard

Musarrat Shamshir, Sehrish Butt, S. Khurram Khan Alwi


Present research is an attempt to describe the problem of waste management of Karachi and its possible impact as a health hazardous issue in the city. The study mainly focuses on the issues of solid waste management in the sampled areas of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Karachi and Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC). A poll result shows that the sewerage management is comparatively better than the other areas. However, additional and adequate waste management measures to overcome some problems faced in solid as well as effluent disposal.   Conditions in the waste management system can be improved if all the concerned departments worked on a policy of mutual co-operation and co-ordination. This will not only ensure healthier and efficient system but also provide incentive for improvement to areas other than the sampled area.

Keywords: Solid Waste Management, Clifton Cantonment Board, Environmental Decency, General Welfare.

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/9-4-07

Publication date: April 30th 2019

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ISSN (Paper)2224-5731 ISSN (Online)2225-0972

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