Report on the status of bio-medical waste compliance in Madhya Pradesh, 06/08/2020

  • 06/08/2020

Status report by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) on implementation of bio-medical waste rules in compliance of NGT directions passed in order dated July 6, 2020.

The report said that the total bio-medical waste generated from all the health care facilities in the state was approximately 17.8 tons per day (TPD), out of which 17.6 TPD is being treated (98.80%). There are 12 Common Bio-medical Waste Treatment and Disposal (CBWTF) in the state, which operate on cluster approach. All the operators of CBWTF are required to transport BMW from source of generation to their facility. The total installed capacity of CBWTFs is 40.8 TPD while the volume of waste collected and treated in these facilities is 17.6 TPD.

All vehicles used for the collection of BMW are GPS enabled. The state is keeping strict vigil on the handling of bio-medical waste by taking regular action against the defaulting HCF's under Environment Protection Act, 1986. Till date, 84 prosecutions have been filed against the violators. All the 12 CBWTF operators have installed online continuous emission monitoring systems.

Note: The report of August 06, 2020 was uploaded to the NGT site on September 03, 2020