UPPCB refutes report on waste generation in Noida

Last Updated: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 23:47

Noida: The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control
Board (UPPCB) has refuted ASSOCHAMs` report on biomedical
waste generation in Noida and Greater Noida.

Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
had filed a report that the twin township generated 800 tonne
bio-medical waste ever year which causes serious health and
environment hazards to the public.

"We do not know from where ASSOCHAM has taken figures and
what was the basis of their calculations. Figures are more
than thrice the actual quantity of bio-medical waste being
generated in the twin cities," said Paras Nath, Regional
Officer, UPPCB.

"There are 228 registered units in the twin cities where
bio-medical waste is generated. It included hospitals, nursing
homes, diagnostic homes and clinics. Annual bio-medical waste
generation is around 250 tonnes," Nath said.

ASSOCHAM officials had claimed the data was given by a
committee formed for the purpose of survey which had collected
data from medical council, several websites and other sources.

PTI



First Published: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 23:47
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