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Document ID (ISN)102387
CIS number 03-1293
ISSN - Serial title 0301-4746 - Industrial Safety Chronicle
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Raghupathy L.
Title Hazardous wastes management - Scenario in India
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2002, Vol.XXXIII, No.3, p.84-90.
Abstract The Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules 1989 were promulgated under the Environment (Protection) Act 1986 and amended in 2000. The main objective of these regulations was to establish a control mechanism for the generation, collection, transport, storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes and to prevent the import of hazardous waste. This article presents the current situation in India with respect to hazardous waste management. The Indian regulatory framework on recycling and waste disposal is summarized, including rules applicable to bio-medical waste and lead batteries. The Indian perspective concerning the Basel convention on the control of trans-boundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal is discussed.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; India
Descriptors (secondary) lead and compounds; recycling of materials; biological hazards; comment on directive; enforcement; international agreements; legislation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal