“Solid and Liquid Waste management in rural areas – a technical note”, which have been developed and published by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) with support from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). This technical note presents some cost effective technologies of solid and liquid waste disposal and recycling with detailed scientific inputs.
The note has two parts-one primarily deals with technological as well as managements aspects while another captures some of the successful cases in the solid and liquid management.
The cases demonstrate that the community, as a resource, can play an active role in taking responsibility for their garbage and liquid waste. The experiences also show that waste has economic value for a community. The guidelines confirm that the recent transformation in the way in which waste is being dealt with has found its way to rural India. This transformation is being summarized in the simple formula of the 3R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.