Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change is open to accept all the relevant suggestions/ideas concerning with the hazardous industry, says its Joint Director, Dr. Shruti Rai Bhardwaj

Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change is open to accept all the relevant suggestions/ideas concerning with the hazardous industry, says its Joint Director, Dr. Shruti Rai Bhardwaj

Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change is open to accept all the relevant suggestions/ideas concerning with the hazardous industry, says its Joint Director, Dr. Shruti Rai Bhardwaj

 

No.PR-83
September 8, 2016
New Delhi
 

Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change is open to accept all the relevant suggestions/ideas concerning with the hazardous industry, says its Joint Director, Dr. Shruti Rai Bhardwaj
 

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday organized a Workshop on Hazardous Waste Management : Challenges, Prospects and Strategies in which Joint Director, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Dr. Shruti Rai Bhardwaj gave the special addressee and attended by the other experts in hazardous waste management with Whole Time Director (EHS), DCM Shriram Ltd, Dr. N J Singh.
 

Dr. Bhardwaj said that the ministry was open to accept all the relevant suggestions and ideas, concerning with the hazardous industry for the inclusion in the legislations for the better implementation of the legislation for which ministry would come out with separate notifications time-to-time.
 

“Development is indeed an important factor specifically for country like India where we are emerging economy for which we have to go way ahead for taking care of our environment” she explained.
 

She also said “when we were formalizing the latest hazardous waste legislation 2016, initially the idea was to go amendments which we thought might help in better implementation of 2008 rules but when we started working on that we realized that taking note of international best practices where we have so many developments and on national front different challenges which our industry faces, we revised the schedules taking into consideration our domestic issues pertaining to wastate management. Also hazardous waste has been now integrated with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
 

There is a need to have the regulation with the sustainable approach so that things can move in right direction and now hazardous waste Rules 2016 has simplified the procedure and rules for which single window approach in terms of permission, various authorization that is required for hazardous waste industry as well as the form also been simplified which would definitely be useful for all the stakeholders, she said.
 

Also simplified the import-export procedure under the rule for recycling, reuse and utilization and in other waste made two other categories to simplify further the procedure for some kind of other waste which might not be any hazardous nature and which might be very important for some of the industries to use as a resource.  In new Rules, the Ministry has ensured that State Pollution Control Board should attach detailed inspection report with every permission granted to the industry.
 

She has emphasized that utilization of waste for which these waste used as resources because of paucity of land stressed the use of technology for using these hazardous as resources which would also help in recovery of energy, material and simultaneously reducing the lode on landfills.
 

In his welcome remarks, Secretary General, PHD Chamber, Mr. Saurabh Sanyal said that industries should also take the responsibility of their actions by proper treatment and disposal of their waste products.  He also said “it is also important for us to check our reckless consummation of products which can contribute to hazardous waste. It would be wishful thinking to rid ourselves of such products, however, controlled usage and proper disposal of such products will indeed contribute to the betterment of our society and environment”.
 

Ends.

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)