|Title||Biomedical waste in Jharkhand|
|Publication Type||Research Reports|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Keywords||bio-medical waste, Hospitals, CBWTF, Jharkhand, HCFs, liquid waste, BMWM, Waste segregation, Waste transportation, Occupational safety, Color-coded bins, Hazardous waste,|
Bio-medical waste is defined in the BMWM Rules, 2016 as, ‘any waste, which is generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunisation of human beings or animals or research activities pertaining thereto or in the production or testing of biological or in health camps, including the categories mentioned in Schedule I of the rules.’
To assess the status of bio-medical waste management in Jharkhand, Toxics Link released a report titled ‘Failed or Ignored?’ The study covered five major districts of Jharkhand which includes Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Deoghar and Bokaro.