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Fine for littering public spaces: Govt notifies new solid waste disposal rules after 16 years

first_imgAfter a gap of 16 years, the Union government has revised and notified the Solid Management Rules, 2016, with an aim to control water pollution and manage clogged sewer systems. The new set of rules has replaced the old Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000.The reports also said that annually, about “62 million tonnes of waste is generated in the country, out of which 43 million tonnes per annum is collected, 11.9 million is treated and 31 million is dumped in landfill sites.” All you should know about the rules if you don’t want to be fined:The rules extend to urban agglomerations, census towns, notified industrial townships, special economic zones, state and central government organisations, places of pilgrims, religious and historical importanceWaste generators have the responsibility to segregate wastes as– wet (Biodegradable), dry (Plastic, Paper, metal, wood, etc.) and domestic hazardous wastes (diapers, containers of cleaning agents, mosquito repellents, etc.)As per the new rules, nobody should throw, burn, or bury the solid waste generated by himGenerators of solid waste will have to pay ‘User Fee’ to waste collectorWaste generators will also have to pay ‘Spot Fine’ for litteringUsed waste, such as diapers, sanitary pads etc should be wrapped securely in pouches. The rules also said that the manufacturers shall provide a pouch or wrapper for disposal of each napkin or diapers along with the packet of sanitary products The rules also said that every street vendor should keep suitable containers for storage of waste generated during the course of his activityThe notification also said that the old rules have to be replaced with new rules within 6 months of the notification by all the industrial units using fuel and located within 100 km from a solid waste based RDF plantAs per the rules, construction and demolition waste should be stored and then disposed off separatelyConstruction of landfill on hills shall be avoided.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.advertisementTo get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more