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NGT seeks government’s reply on bio-med waste disposal

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2017

Source: The Times of India, New Delhi, July 27, 2017:- National Green Tribunal (NGT), central bench, on Wednesday asked the state government to file a reply in three weeks on biomedical waste (BMW) being disposed of through in-house facilities in various hospitals, which under the new rules of 2016 being prohibited. -*"The state government shall submit its response in three weeks on the status of new facilities under BMW Rules 2016 with regard to the disposal being undertaken and implemented," the bench said. Earlier, the green bench had asked the state government in addition to the above that the Pollution Control Board (PCB) should take note of the provisions contained in the BMW Rules enlarging the scope of definition of BMW and assess the quantity of BMW generated in respect of all installed facilities for disposal of waste.

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