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The system of collection, treatment, and disposal of discarded solid material which has served its purpose or is not useful anymore is Solid Waste Management. Improper disposal of solid waste results in unhygienic conditions which further leads to pollution in the environment. Such conditions are responsible for outbreaks of various diseases, and these conditions, in turn, can lead to pollution of the environment and outbreaks of vector-borne disease. Though the management of solid waste is considered to be essential for better living conditions it suffers lack of proper implementation. The rules regarding the same look good on paper but the execution of such rules and guidelines has been abysmal. The authorities responsible for it, suffer from administrative as well as economic problems which are essential to be solved. Every step taken in the direction is a step towards better living conditions and sanitary surroundings. The importance of Solid Waste Management is being realized by various NGOs which have been making the public aware of the part they may play and also encouraging the authorities to step up and perform their duties.
The lacunas seriously affect the health of humans, wildlife, and fauna. We all are aware of the consequences of the pollution of the water bodies and the air we breathe. The solid waste has way too many sources and each kind requires a different method of collection, treatment and finally disposal. Some common sources are:
Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000apply to every municipal authority which is responsible for ‘collection, segregation, storage, transportation, processing and disposal’ of municipal solid wastes. According to the Act, Municipal Solid Waste includes commercial and residential wastes generated in municipal or notified areas, in either solid or semi-solid form, including treated bio-medical wastes but excluding industrial hazardous wastes.
It has now been replaced by Solid Waste Management Rules (SWM), 2016. It has extended the jurisdiction of the act beyond ‘municipal area’ to cover the ever-growing limits of the development. The act is now applicable to
Except for industrial waste, hazardous waste, hazardous chemicals, biomedical wastes, e-waste, lead-acid batteries and radioactive waste, that are covered under separate rules framed under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
This act is more elaborate and sets better guidelines for the authorities to follow.
According to the Act, ‘solid waste’now includes solid or semi-solid domestic waste, commercial waste, sanitary waste,catering and market waste, institutional waste and other non residential wastes, street sweepings, silt removed or collected from the surface drains, agriculture and dairy waste, horticulture waste, treated bio-medical waste (excluding industrial waste, bio-medical waste, and e-waste, battery waste, radioactive waste generated in the area under the local authorities and other entities according to the act)
The term ‘waste generator’:It means and includes
Duties of waste generators are elaborated in the act. Every waste generator shall:
The duty of manufacturers/brand owners of disposable products, sanitary napkins, and diapers as elaborated below:
Waste to energy process. The new act states that
Setting-up solid waste processing and treatment facility
Solid waste management in hilly areas: In addition to the general rules, some more provisions are given for hilly areas.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will be responsible for the overall supervision and implementation of these rules. A committee named: Central Monitoring Committee shall be constituted, functioning under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change comprising officer not below the rank of Advisor/ Joint Secretary from the various ministries and subject matter expert.
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