States to formulate waste management action plan by this Oct 31 and execute by Dec 2019

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By Accommodation Times Bureau


The National Green Tribunal has started monitoring the implementation of provisions of Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules, 2016 through 5 Regional Monitoring Committees (RMCs) across the country. The 1st meeting of Northern region monitoring committee (NRMC) was held under the Chairmanship of Rajwant Sandhu on September 19 in Punjab Municipal Bhawan, Chandigarh.

In the meeting, issues pertaining to the formulation of state policy of SWM as per SWM rules, 2016, strategy for its implementation and framing of SWM bylaws were discussed. “The focus of the meeting was to prepare the policy and strategy for a door to door collection, source segregation of waste, transportation of waste in a segregated manner to the processing unit and material recovery.

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