Jaipur: Despite tall claims by the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Rajasthan on strategies to dispose of bio-medical waste, successive (3rd, 4th and 5th) Common Review Mission (CRM) reports h

With the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) failing to keep a check on health institutes in Patiala, healthcare centres, nursing homes and hospitals have started dumping bio-medical waste in the

Despite concerns from several quarters including the Odisha High Court, bio-medical waste management and handling in different government hospitals including three state-run medical colleges and ho

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on Mallige Hospital on Crescent Road for dumping bio-medical waste in an open area near Hebbal Lake.

It has issued a showcause notice to the hospital, asking it why its trade licence should not be cancelled. The civic agency has given three days’ time to the hospital to reply, failing which the licence will be cancelled.

Environment department of Delhi Government has launched a drive to check compliance of the blanket ban on use of plastic bags across the city.

The Malampuzha Dam Protection Council has called upon the government to close down a hospital waste management plant run by Indian Medical Association Goes Eco-Friendly (IMAGE), an initiative of th

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought the Delhi government’s reply on a plea challenging the government’s notification that bans plastic bags.

A Plastic Manufacturers’ Association today approached the Delhi High Court challenging the City Government’s notification imposing a blanket ban on plastic bags in the capital.

A blanket ban on manufacture, sale, storage and use of plastic bags in the Capital will come into effect from November 22.

Taking a giant leap forward towards protecting the environment, the Delhi Government has imposed a blanket ban on manufacture, sale, storage and use of plastic bags in the city. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said: “After considering the adverse effects of plastic carry bags on the environment, we decided to ban them. It has also been observed that plastic bags cause blockage of gutters, drains and sewerage system, thereby resulting in serious environmental and public health-related problems”.