Web-based integrated waste management system launched
The government has launched a Web-based application which will enable industries dealing in hazardous waste to seek online permissions for import and export of certain categories of waste used for recycling. With an aim to make the process ´transparent´, the application on Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS).
´This will provide an opportunity to all the industries dealing in hazardous waste to apply online. The user-friendly application can also track the movement of hazardous waste and will also help in ensuring its proper management,´ Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters.
Terming it as another ´landmark´ initiative, Javadekar said the Ministry too can track movement of such waste and its proper management.
He said his Ministry has already launched solid, biomedical, e-waste, plastic, construction and demolition and hazardous waste management rules and the new application will add value to the integrated waste management system. Javadekar pointed out that there are an estimated 43,000 industries dealing in hazardous waste, out of which about 30,000 industries have been mapped through this application.