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International Journal of Family and Home Science, Vol.14 (1) (Jan.-April, 2018) (139-145)

Study of the Nature and Extent of Kitchen Waste Generating in Rural Household

Sangeeta Singh*, Manashi Mohanty**, Trupti Mohanty*** and B.P. Mohapatra****
 
 
*M.Sc Scholar
Department of Family Resource Management 
College of Home Science
Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology
Bhubaneswar-751003, Odisha
 
Professor
Department of Family Resource Management
College of Home Science
Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology
Bhubaneswar-751003, Odisha
 
***Professor
Department of Family Resource Management
College of Home Science, O.U.A.T., Bhubaneswar
 
****Associate Professor
Department of Extension Education
College of Agriculture, O.U.A.T., Bhubaneswar
 
 
Abstract
 
The research was conducted to study the nature and extent of kitchen waste generating in rural household of Koraput district, Odisha, with a sample of 110 female respondents. The respondents were selected using multi stage purposive random and proportionate sampling method. A pre-tested interview schedule cum observation sheet and a digital weighing machine was used to collect the data. The findings of the study clearly revealed that maximum no of respondents (80.0%) prefer to cook twice daily. The generation of biodegradable waste was more frequent in comparison to non-biodegradable waste as well as compare to small and medium families, large families were generating more quantity of kitchen waste. Food waste (WMS - 4) contributed the largest proportion followed by polythene (WMS - 2.78) and paper (WMS - 2.68) waste. Waste such as glass (WMS – 1.06), metal (WMS – 1) and electronic waste (WMS – 1.25) were very rarely generated and disposed in the study area.
 
Key words: Kitchen waste, Biodegradable waste, Non-biodegradable waste, Weighted mean score (WMS).