Waste management has huge potential to lead the way towards sustainable development through the recovery and reuse of valuable resources, reduced emissions of greenhouse gasses and conversion of waste to energy.
Hon’ble NGT also underlined waste management as a sector of paramount importance for protection of environment. The waste management strategy of the State focuses on managing all six types of waste including Municipal Solid Waste, Construction and Demolition Waste, Plastic Waste Management, Bio-Medical Waste, Hazardous Waste and E-Waste.
State’s Action Plan for Waste Management
Comprehensive Action plan has been prepared comprising stringent timelines, realistic implementation and robust institutional mechanism for effective monitoring, under the directions of Hon’ble NGT.
Acts, Rules & NGT Orders
This section focuses on relevant Acts and Rules enacted for ensuring management of waste in environmentally sound manner. It includes directives for minimizing generation of wastes and its safe disposal. Waste Management related National Green Tribunal’s directions to the state are also cited.
Implementation & Monitoring
Three-tier monitoring mechanism has been adopted for reviewing the progress of implementation of Action plan for Waste Management.
Stringent mechanism for reviewing progress includes monitoring at District level, State level and State Apex Committee.