GOVERNMENT OF INDIA,MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE
RAJYA SABHA, QUESTION NO.3545, ANSWERED ON:03.04.2017
Waste processing plants near residential areas
Shri A. K. Selvaraj
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether it is a fact that Government is allowing waste processing plants to come up within 20 to 100 metres of residential areas;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether it is also a fact that this is the first time that waste processing plants will have to adhere to defined limits by creating a buffer zone separating the boundaries of the waste processing facility and public zones; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIRONMENT FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE
(SHRI ANIL MADHAV DAVE)
(a)to (d) Solid waste Management Rule, 2016 prescribes for a buffer zone of no development to be maintained around solid waste processing and disposal facility exceeding five Tonnes per day of installed capacity. The delimitation of the prescribed buffer zone for each waste processing facility is to be fixed on case to case basis by the local body in consultation with State Pollution Control Board. The buffer zone is required to be earmarked within the total land area of the solid waste processing and disposal facility.