How effective is CPCB in its management of e-waste?

Synopsis: In this article, we will discuss the e-waste generation in India, roles and responsibility of CPCB and actions needed by CPCB to manage it.   Introduction  Electronic waste (e-waste) is the fastest-growing stream of waste globally. As per the recent report of the United Nations, the world produced around 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste in 2019,… Continue reading How effective is CPCB in its management of e-waste?

Use app to monitor COVID-19 biomedical waste, SC to civic bodies

News: The Supreme Court has made it mandatory for all municipal corporations and state pollution control boards to use the ‘COVID19BWM APP’ for tracking biomedical waste daily. Facts: COVID19BWM App: It is an application launched by the Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB) to track biomedical waste. It allows a generator of waste (urban local body in… Continue reading Use app to monitor COVID-19 biomedical waste, SC to civic bodies

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)

CPCB The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is a statutory organization, constituted in 1974 under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.  It is the apex organization in the country in the field of pollution control as a technical wing of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFC). It is also… Continue reading Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)