The Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998

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As per the Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998 notified under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, the occupier in relation to any institution generating bio-medical waste which includes a hospital, nursing home, clinic, dispensary, veterinary institution, animal house, pathological laboratory, blood bank by whatever name called; as well as an operator of a facility for the collection, reception, storage, transport, treatment, disposal etc, should apply in Form I and obtain authorisation of the Board, within notified time schedule. The statistics pertaining to action taken on authorisation applications under the Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998 is as follow:
 

Sr. Particulars During the year
2008 - 09
During the year
2009 - 10
Cumulative
(up to 31.3.2010)
1. Applications for authorisation on hand 1875 3868* 18460
2. Authorisation issued 1497 3462 16718
3. Authorisation rejected 09 110 618
4. Files closed 00 00 02
5. Applications returned to applicant(s) 11 00 826
6. Applications under scrutiny 358 296 296
* This includes 3510 applications received during the year 2009–10 and 358 applications pending from the previous year 2008-09.