Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding unscientific disposal of biomedical waste in Faridabad, Haryana, 15/06/2021

  • 15/06/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Varun Sheokand Vs Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 15/06/2021.

Grievance in the application was against unscientific disposal of biomedical waste in Faridabad, Haryana in violation of Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 (BMW Rules). It is stated that while 14 to 15 tons of bio-medical waste is generated daily and there are 7422 bedded hospitals, there is only one Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility. This is resulting in unscientific disposal of the waste leading to creating hazards for public health.

The NGT said that compliance of BMW Rules is important for protection of environment and public health and directed the Chief Secretary, Haryana to furnish a status report about the compliance of the BMW Rules, 2016 and action taken in terms of the NGT order, January 18, 2021 (Shailesh Singh).