Make sure guidelines in Covid-19 waste disposal, waste no time in taking action over offenses: Bombay HC | Mumbai News

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MUMBAI: A seat of Bombay high court Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Madhav Jamdar on Friday reported that in the event of violations in bio-waste disposal principles while managing waste generated by Covid-19 centers, police must waste no time in taking action contrary to stakeholders.
Bombay high court directed the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to make sure that all civil bodies follow the principles of bio-medical waste disposal principles 2016,as well as the rules framed by Central contamination control board for appropriate treatment and disposal of this waste.
The HC disposed of a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a resident Kishor Sohoni that asserted untreated bio-medical Covid-19 waste has been dumped in the Aadharwadi floor at Kalyan.
The HC had last month later celebrating the seriousness of the problem increased in the PIL, sought responses from authorities. The PIL searched orders to prevent”dumping” of alleged waste.
Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) Municipal commissioner Vijay Suryawanshi conflicting the PIL said the allegations weren’t right and biomedical waste was collected separately and treated in a biomedical waste disposal plant and sought to discount the PIL.
The MPCB in its own response had stated 30 common treatment centers are installed across 36 districts of this country for scientific disposal of this bio-medical waste generated by Covid-19 centers, isolation wards and quarantine facilities. Additionally, it said that over 80 percentage of the urban regional bodies had different covid-19 waste collection groups.
The MPCB counselor Sharmila Deshmukh contested the maintainability of this PIL when same worries might have been raised prior to the National Green Tribunal. But observing that significant issues were raised that the HC disposed of their PIL with instructions to the board to guarantee compliance of principles and speedy action when required.

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