Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 3A Page No.: 923-930 Jan-Mar 12

 

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BY CREATING AWARENESS ABOUT DOMESTIC SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

Pratima Pandit Wagh1* and Jaydeep Nikam2

1. Department of Microbiology, K.T.H.M.College, Gangapur Road, Nashik, Maharashtra (INDIA)
2. Yashwantrao chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik, Maharashtra (INDIA)

 

Received on : November 25, 2011

 

ABSTRACT

 

A number of solid waste management projects have been carried out in developing countries. However, many projects unable to reach the goal. A number of technical, financial, institutional, economic and social factors contribute to the failure to sustain the projects. These problems and constraints associated with solid waste management can be minimized by raising awareness of the public and decision makers. The current study focuses on the effectiveness of computer aided learning tool designed through the college students to create awareness among society about solid waste management. Students doing their graduation in Arts, Science and Commerce were participated in the current study. The data were collected in the in academic year 2009 and 2010 and the data collection procedure lasted for 24 weeks. Total 200 students were selected as survey respondents. Questionnaire as a "Tool" was developed to evaluate the awareness, as well as knowledge of the students. Survey was used to examine the resulting opinion of the students. For the research question, paired t test and t stat (ts) is used.

 

Keywords : Computer aided learning tool, Questionnaire,Awareness,Solid waste mmanagement,Tool

 

 

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