Jharkhand to build central waste management plant by April

  • | Thursday | 2nd February, 2017

"Once they get the clearance from JSEIAA, they will apply for a no objection certificate from the JSPCB. Once the NOC is given, they will be able to set up the plant," Suman added.Officials in the state's health, medical education and family welfare department claimed that once operational, the facility will process biomedical waste from nearly 200 private nursing homes, hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres.The common biomedical waste management facility comes after a High Court directive to organize and strengthen the state's hospital waste disposal facility in 2016. The company was nominated by Rims after two tenders did not invite any bidder.Rims director Dr BL Sherwal, said the hospital's own incinerator which treats biomedical waste at the rate of 1,000 kilograms per hour, will have to be dismantled after the common plant starts operating, as the 2016 regulation from the Union government makes it mandatory for all hospitals in the 75 km area radius, to have one common incinerator.Once the facility begins, it will also encompass treatments such as incineration, deep burial, autoclaving, shredding, chemical treatment and disposal. RANCHI: The state government is aiming to set up a central biomedical waste management plant for Ranchi and the five surrounding districts of Lohardaga, Khunti, Simdega, Gumla and Ramgarh by April this year.The proposed plant will be set up in Lohardaga for treating medical waste from hospitals, nursing homes and clinics from Ranchi and the five districts.In the Action Taken Report (ATR), on last year's budget, laid out before the assembly in a review meeting on January 23, the government said Rims management has selected a Gurgaon-based company for the plant based on nominations.Sanjay Suman, member secretary of Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JPSCB), said the company (Medicare Environmental Managament Private Limited) has applied for environmental clearance with the Jharkhand State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (JSEIAA) which is under process.

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