Biomedical Waste Management - Future Plan of Action | Centre for Science and Environment

Biomedical Waste Management - Future Plan of Action

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in collaboration with Indian Medical Association (IMA), Ranchi conducted a half day workshop on Bio medical waste management – Future Plan of Action on 20 March, 2017. Last year CSE conducted a survey of 19 health care facilities in two districts of Jharkhand i.e. Ranchi and Dhanbad. The workshop was organized to share the findings of the report and to discuss the Future Plan of Action. More than 60 participants from all the major health care facilities and renowned doctors attended the workshop. 

Mrs. Asha Lakra, Mayor, Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) inaugurated the workshop and has assured her full cooperation in dealing with the issues related to bio medical waste management. Mr. Nivit Kumar Yadav of CSE shared the findings of the report through a presentation. He stressed upon the need of different stakeholders coming together and working for effective management of biomedical waste being generated in the state. Only 20 % waste generated from all the facilities is infected and it is highly important to segregate this at the source itself.

Mr. Shivshankar Harijan, Civil Surgeon Ranchi, represented the department of health, Government of Jharkhand and assured full support from the government in adequately managing the bio medical waste. Mr. Jogesh Gambhir of Hospitals Association said that we are ready to put up incinerator of our own if the government can provide land for it.     

Representatives from IMA provided their inputs on future plan of action of bio medical waste management in the state. One of the major section of the participants said that the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) should be more proactive in providing the technical support to the health care facilities. 

For more details, contact:

Mr. Rahul Kumar
Centre for Science and Environment
Tel:- 011 29955124 Ext. – 251





  • Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is conducting a three-days training programme on ‘Self Regulation and Environmental Auditing’ to be held from November 22-24, 2017 at New Delhi.

  • With rapid urbanisation and rising consumption of goods and services, India is facing a massive waste management challenge. Every year, urban India produces 62 million tonne (MT) of municipal solid waste, 31 MT of which is dumped onto landfill sites. Figures for recycling are abysmal; for instance, only 1.5 per cent of e-waste is recycled. The need of the hour is to shift the focus of waste management towards processing and resource recovery.

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