Self-help group participation towards sustainable solid waste management in peri-urban villages: evidence from Mumbai Metropolitan Region, India

Kandpal, Richa and Saizen, Izuru, (2021). Self-help group participation towards sustainable solid waste management in peri-urban villages: evidence from Mumbai Metropolitan Region, India. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 1-24

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    Author Kandpal, Richa
    Saizen, Izuru
    Title Self-help group participation towards sustainable solid waste management in peri-urban villages: evidence from Mumbai Metropolitan Region, India
    Appearing in Environment, Development and Sustainability   Check publisher's open access policy
    Publication Date 2021-06-16
    Place of Publication Switzerland
    Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
    Start page 1
    End page 24
    Language eng
    Abstract The growth of secondary and tertiary sectors in the peri-urban villages results in development strain and causes demographic, socio-economic, and spatial transformations. Deficiency in provisioning of basic services is a prime concern for these villages.This study examines the present conditions and the community’s attitude towards waste management, and whether the self-help groups (SHGs) can aid in developing a sense of collective responsibility. Five villages from the Bhiwandi Surrounding Notified Area in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, India, were selected for a case study investigation of the current situation of service provisioning by the rural local bodies. Questionnaire surveys were conducted, and the data were triangulated with documents and interviews with officials. The results were qualitatively and quantitatively analysed to understand people’s perception of the SHGs and the major factors through which the groups contribute in improving livelihoods and living conditions. The SHGs also play a significant role in developing awareness of issues and social integration in the rapidly evolving structure of these peri-urban communities, as is highlighted in the case studies. The results show that policy-level support to the SHGs can help in fostering local partnerships and community initiatives towards better service delivery in the villages. This kind of social empowerment forms the basis for social sustainability, which in turn promotes economic and environmental sustainability.
    Keyword Awareness
    Community participation
    Self-help groups
    Socio-economic impact
    Solid waste
    Copyright Holder The Author(s)
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 1573-2975
    DOI 10.1007/s10668-021-01588-6
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