Keywords: Mysore City Corporation, India, expenditure, fiscal year, MSW finance, municipal solid waste, waste management, handling rules, pourakarmika, resident welfare associations, KUIDP, Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development Plan, self-help groups
Evaluating financial aspects of municipal solid waste management in Mysore City, India
Majority of waste management plans are severely constrained by the lack of resources to finance these services. In developing countries, collection and transportation of waste are the most costly Solid Waste Management (SWM) activities. Safe disposal invariably receives less attention. Mysore City, one of the largest cities of Karnataka (India) with a population of around 0.8 million, is facing acute shortage of funds to run SWM activities. Present paper analyses the current financial aspects of Mysore City municipal SWM based on empirical studies as well as authentic data obtained from Mysore City Corporation (MCC). The study revealed that the financial allocation for SWM is inadequate and MCC is running in deficient finance.