Shopian: A meeting of District Level Waste Management Cell was held today under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya here at Mini Secretariat Shopian.
The Cell has been set up to address the issue of Bio-medical waste by strictly implementing Waste Management Rules 2016 and eliminating single use plastic in the district.
At the outset, threadbare discussions were held on the action plan of Waste Management and present status with regard to implementation of the Action Plan.
On the occasion, the DC emphasized upon the concerned authorities for taking measures so that the Bio-medical waste is properly collected, segregated and disposed off as per rules.
He instructed them to set up material recovery facilities for proper segregation and removal of biodegradable waste. He also asked them to achieve 100 percent Hospital to Hospital Bio-medical collection of waste material including plastic. He also directed them to launch a massive drive against the violators by lodging FIRs also.
The DC was informed that the concerned are taking various measures to manage the Bio-medical and solid waste by incorporating latest interventions like Waste Energy Processing Plant, Bio Remediation/Bio Mining, Garbage Transfer Stations and other latest interventions to ease solid waste management issues in a scientific manner.
The DC stressed the concerned for taking strict action against those throwing Bio-medical waste in the open.
The DC also stressed on better coordination among stakeholder departments so that desired results are achieved regarding elimination of single use waste in the district.
Besides, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, Mushtaq Ahmed Simnani, the meeting was attended by Chief Medical Officer, Shopian, Dy.S.P Shopian, District Officer Pollution Control Board, Assistant Professor, Environment Science, Government Degree College Shopian and other concerned.