Waste Management – SWM Rules, EWM Rules, etc

Govt. notifies new rules on waste management

  1. News: The Environment Ministry has notified rules to ensure that the solid waste generated by some groups are treated and recycled
  2. Municipal bodies will be allowed to charge user fees and levy spot fines for littering and non-segregation
  3. There is a key provision is to formalise the profession of rag-picking, who form a critical arm of society
  4. Groups: Hotels, residential colonies, bulk producers of consumer goods, ports, railway stations, airports and pilgrimage spots
  5. Significance: The rules on solid waste management have been amended after 16 years
  6. Criticism: There is no binding provision on fines
  1. News: The Environment Ministry has notified rules to ensure that the solid waste generated by some groups are treated and recycled
  2. Municipal bodies will be allowed to charge user fees and levy spot fines for littering and non-segregation
  3. There is a key provision is to formalise the profession of rag-picking, who form a critical arm of society
  4. Groups: Hotels, residential colonies, bulk producers of consumer goods, ports, railway stations, airports and pilgrimage spots
  5. Significance: The rules on solid waste management have been amended after 16 years
  6. Criticism: There is no binding provision on fines
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