P.Subramanian and D.Dhanapal(1992). Energy from Solid Wastes in C.P. Moraes (Editor) in Power Directory (Bomay: Astra Publishers) pp.166-173. Conclustion of the above article: The first section of the paper deals with the definition of solid wastes, their characteristics, method of measuring the quality of solid wastes generated and methods of measuring the energy content in the solid wastes. The second section of the paper describes the available technology to extract energy from the solid wastes. The advantages and disadvantages of the technologies are covered in the second section. In the final section, a modified digestion pit is proposed to extract energy from the solid wastes especially from vegetable market waste. This method is energy effective, cost effective and pollution free.