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Activities of the BoardThe Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998
As per the Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998 notified under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, the occupier in relation to any institution generating bio-medical waste which includes a hospital, nursing home, clinic, dispensary, veterinary institution, animal house, pathological laboratory, blood bank by whatever name called; as well as an operator of a facility for the collection, reception, storage, transport, treatment, disposal etc, should apply in Form I and obtain authorisation of the Board, within notified time schedule. The statistics pertaining to action taken on authorisation applications under the Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998 is as follow:
Sr.ParticularsDuring the year
2008 - 09
During the year
2009 - 10
(up to 31.3.2010)
1.Applications for authorisation on hand 1875 3868*18460
2.Authorisation issued1497346216718
3.Authorisation rejected 09110618
4.Files closed000002
5.Applications returned to applicant(s)1100826
6.Applications under scrutiny358296296
* This includes 3510 applications received during the year 2009–10 and 358 applications pending from the previous year 2008-09.
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