Influence of Socio - demographic Characteristics on Attitude towards Household Biodegradable Waste Management in Bangalore City

Asha Jyothi

Abstract


Urbanization is a key indicator of economic development. Changes in the pattern of livelihood lead to consequent change in the nature of habitation.The objectives of the study were to elicit information on quantity and composition of household waste generated by households in Bangalore city, to identify the influencing factors on waste generation, to assess the attitude towards waste management among selected homemakers before and after the intervention programme. The study hypothesised that the intervention programme to promote healthy practices for safe disposal of household biodegradable waste will not influence the attitude of homemaker’s towards waste disposal. The sample households for the study were identified through multistage selection. Out of the 198 wards in Bengaluru city, 40wards were randomly selected and 20 households from these wards were selected for the study. Thus, 800 households were selected for the baseline data collection of the study with the help of questionnaire. Intervention programme was conducted for a period of one month to 80 homemakers through posters, lectures, power point presentation and group discussion regarding role of individuals in waste management. Kitchen waste was the most commonly generated waste.

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