Large amount of junk is generated by households, industries and other institutes e.g. universities. This junk is usually collected by local junk dealers and is handled in an irresponsible manner. Since the handling of junk is completely unscientific, if often leads to problems and environmental degradation. Lack of awareness about hazardous and other waste management rules among junk dealers further complicates the problem. No adequate framework has been developed till date to understand the current working conditions, awareness levels and junk management practices of local junk dealers.
This research project carried out a detailed SWOT analysis of existing junk management practices and propose more efficient, safe and environment friendly ways of disposing, collecting, segregating and extraction of junk. The objective of the project was also to ensure value addition of junk and benefit the society as well as the environment.
This project (CIC-206) was awarded by the University of Delhi under its Innovation Projects Research Scheme to the following team at Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Shashi Aggarwal
Co-Principal Investigators: Dr. Govind Singh and Dr. Asani Bhaduri
Undergraduate Researchers’ Team:
- Latisha Khattar
- Tushar Mishra
- Akshay Karwal
- Aayushi Anand
- Fidel Kachari
- Sarthak V.
- Parul Madaan
- Adhiraj Rawat
- Navneet Sahu
- Nikita Garg
- This project was selected by the University of Delhi for collaboration with foreign universities!
- As part of the foreign collaboration, this project was briefly joined by Kevin Li, Undergraduate Engineering student at the University of Michigan.