Biomedical Waste Management Practices in India-A Review
Pages : 2030-2033
Economic development of India in last two decades has resulted in environmental pollution and waste generation in huge quantity in India. Today biomedical waste management has become one of major issue of concern in India taking into account the rate of growth of population. In this paper an attempt is made to study the classification, legislation and management practices in relation with biomedical waste in India. The paper includes various management practices adopted for biomedical waste management by various countries. In all around 60 manuscripts were collected which may be classified such as general literature, legislative aspect, hospital experience, city experience, country experience for the review. In the country like India only 1 to 1.5% is Bio medical waste of the total amount of solid waste generated in a city, of which 10-15% is considered infectious. The paper aims to create awareness amongst the souls. The key step in reducing the hazards from Bio medical waste is to segregate the waste at source.
Keyword: Biomedical waste, health care waste India
Article published in International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology, Vol.3,No.5(Dec- 2013)