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Substandard plastic bags: Centre to impose fines on street vendors

Substandard plastic bags: Centre to impose fines on street vendors

Concerned over the growing waste menace, including plastic scrap, the government intends to impose fines on street vendors for providing substandard plastic carry bags among a slew of other stringent measures to tackle the issue.

Environment Ministry seek comments on draft waste management rules

The Environment Ministry has sought public comments on draft rules for waste management including bio-medical and e-waste.

Proprietor of private health institute sentenced to 2 years

A local court in Jagatsinghpur has sentenced the proprietor of a private health institute to two years of rigorous imprisonment for violating bio-medical waste rules.

3,585 facilities served notices for violating bio-waste norms

Showcause notices have been issued to 3,585 defaulting health care facilities and common bio-medical waste treatment facilities across the country for violating norms related to handling of bio-medical waste.

AIIMS given 4 weeks to comply with bio-med waste rules

Most of the Delhi hospitals, including the premier AIIMS, do not comply with the rules for collection and disposal of bio-medical waste, posing a serious threat to human health and environment.