The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India has notified Six Waste Management Rules in year 2016. These are
- Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016
- e-waste (Management) Rules, 2016
- Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules,2016
- Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules,2016
- Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016
- Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016
As part of Swachh Bharat Mission, the Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change have launched a National Capacity Building Project in 68 Cities on the above rules and their implementation aspects for the Urban Local Bodies / UAs and various stakeholders in the identified cities.
National Productivity Council (NPC), an autonomous body under Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, is serving as National Programme Coordinator in association with Central Pollution Control Board which is the National Implementing Agency for the said Capacity Building Project on Six Waste Management Rules (2016). The Capacity Building project seeks to strengthen institutional capacities at ULBs and amongst stakeholders, towards collection, treatment, disposal and efficient management of various types and categories of wastes, promote 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) initiatives and dissemination of good practices, and facilitate integrated efforts towards achieving improvement in general health of city environment etc.
As a sequel, a Training of Trainers Programme (Consultative Meet) to train and engage Waste Management Experts from various parts of the country to serve as Master Trainers is being organized at NPC Conference hall during 29 – 30 June 2017.