Industrial development and the state of the natural environment, a case of Abogeta division, Meru central district, Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
The purpose of the study was to assess the industrial development and the state of the natural environment, a case of Abogeta Division Meru Central District Kenya. The objectives of the study were to assess the extent to which the establishment of industries have contributed to air pollution, establish the effects of industrial pollution on water and land, find out how the establishment of industries has contributed to the destruction of the natural forests and to assess the impact of industrial noise on the local population. The methods used for data collection were questionnaires for both industrialists and retailers and interviews for selected industrialists. Data was analyzed and presented by the use of frequencies, percentages, tables and pie charts. The findings revealed that industrial development has led to an increase in air pollution, it has affected the quality of water and increased land pollution, it has caused the destruction of natural forests and has resulted to noise pollution which affects the local population. The study recommended that the government should pass strict laws that should aim at reducing industrial pollution and waste products. The government should encourage source reduction, recycling and treatment of industrial wastes before disposal. The manufacturers should minimize excessive packing and encourage the use of biogradable materials. The government should specify gazetted areas, produce enough electric power supply to supplement wood fuel and embark on a tree planting campaign.
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Degree in Bachelor of Arts with Education of Kampala International University
Industrial development, Natural environment, Meru central district, Kenya