Managing Biomedical Waste in India

Four years after Biomedical Waste Management Rules were notified in India, implementation has improved in certain areas but continues to remain iffy on key parameters. COVID-19 has brought the need for extremely careful handling of biomedical waste into renewed focus. Not only has the quantity of biomedical waste produced in hospitals and other healthcare facilities increased, but with large numbers of people being quarantined at home, infectious waste has to be collected and processed from residential set-ups as well. Biomedical waste management is a tricky business; it has become even more so in the COVID-19 times.

In CSE's latest publication, we highlight the current status of biomedical waste management in India, the big wins, possible lacunae, and set an agenda for the future.

We invite you to a webinar with experts from biomedical waste management sector who will talk about initiatives and efforts in the right direction towards biomedical waste management.

*NOTE: This is a free webinar for Waste management practitioners, officials from central and state urban departments and municipalities, urban and town planners, academicians, students, NGO representatives and anyone who is willing to learn about biomedical waste management practices in the country. All those who register will receive an automatic confirmation. However, we request you to register yourself at the earliest and reach out to us in case of any queries.

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Siddharth Ghanshyam Singh



Managing Biomedical Waste in India
Associate Director
Toxics Link
Senior Environmental Specialist,
Central Pollution Control Board
Hoswin Incinerators (CBWTF),
Alwar, Rajasthan
Deputy Programme Manager,
Centre for Science and Environment
Programme Director,
Centre for Science and Environment