The City’s failure to adhere to the norm on garbage segregation at source may soon force the State government and BBMP to make it mandatory.

The Palike is keen on such a step and is in the process of verifying whether the Supreme Court’s recent remark on the subject is an observation or a directive. “It is learnt that the Supreme Court has spoken on the matter recently. Whether segregation at source is an observation or a directive is to be verified,” said Palike Commissioner Shankarlinge Gowda.

As per Biomedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998, every health care facility generating BMW needs to set up requisite BMW treatment systems on site or ensure requisite treatment of waste at common treatment facility. An attempt has been made to critically assess the current biomedical waste management practices followed by some Armed Force Hospitals.

Silchar: Pollution Control Board, Assam had instructed Vivekananda Speciality Hospital and Research Centre at Chitta Ranjan Avenue, here to stop its all activities immediately as the Centre had vio

Bio-medical waste constitutes an estimated 1.5 to 2 per cent of municipal waste in the urban areas of India. The Bio-Medical Waste Rules-1998 have been in place for the past 13 years but there are various challenges in the implementation of the system, some being lack of capacity among generators and regulators, inadequate infrastructure and finance.

NOIDA: The city's first government multispecialty hospital, constructed at a massive cost of Rs 150 crore, doesn't have sufficient facilities for disposal of bio-waste or a morgue.

MINISTER OF State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan could land in a soup in the Lok Sabha for breach of privilege, for no fault of hers.

In a major environment-friendly move, the Delhi government will impose a blanket ban on usage and manufacturing of plastic bags in the next two months and those violating it could face imprisonment

Read the draft Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 notified by the MoEF under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 to replace earlier rules (1998) and the amendments thereof.

The West Bengal Government has devised a multi-pronged strategy to curb the growing environmental degradation including development of appropriate technology to curb industrial and other pollution

PANJIM: In a shocking case of callousness bio-medical waste, including what appears like human placenta has found its way into an open garbage dump right outside GMC