American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Waste Management: A Case Study of Ongoing Traditional Practices at East Calcutta Wetland

Shaon Raychaudhuri, Madhusmita Mishra, Poulomi Nandy and Ashoke R. Thakur

DOI : 10.3844/ajabssp.2008.315.320

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 1

Pages 315-320

Abstract

Calcutta has a unique waste management system which uses the traditional non conventional practice for treating both the solid as well as soluble waste for its 12 million inhabitants . It not only detoxifies the waste but also generates resources for the existing society in form of employment as well as edibles like sufficient vegetable, fish as well as paddy for consumption. The elemental analysis of these products showed no metal toxicity due to their cultivation using waste resource. Thus East Calcutta Wetland can be sited as the best example of integrated resource recovery.

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© 2008 Shaon Raychaudhuri, Madhusmita Mishra, Poulomi Nandy and Ashoke R. Thakur. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.