Huge gaps continue in compliance with Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, says NGT

Updated: Jan 25 2023 8:29PM

New Delhi, Jan 25 (PTI) Huge gaps continue in compliance with statutory Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, the National Green Tribunal has observed.

Underlining that remedial action needs to be "planned", the tribunal modified the requirements for a new Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility and said environmental training programmes were desirable for district magistrates.

A Common Bio-medical Waste Treatment and Disposal Facility treats biomedical waste generated from a member healthcare facility to reduce its adverse effects on human health and the environment. The tribunal was considering a status report by the Central Monitoring Committee of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The ministry had formed the committee to review implementation of the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules.