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April , 2015
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Karnataka top generator of bio-medical waste

Source: Business Standard, Date: April , 2015

There has been a 16 per cent increase in daily generation of bio-medical waste in 2012-13 as against a marginal increase of 0.33 per cent the year ago, Lok Sabha was informed today. /Karnataka was the highest producer of bio-waste at 83,614 kg per day, followed by Maharashtra, which produced 65,660 kg of bio-wastes every day. These two states also reported the highest numbers of violations of the norms in 2013. Out of total 4,430 incidents of norm violations by health care institutions and common bio-medical waste treatment facilities in 2013, Karnataka alone reported 1,233 cases and Maharashtra 602, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar said in the Lok Sabha.

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