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)

News:According to CPCB, there are 128 sites in India contaminated by toxic and hazardous substances.Among States, West Bengal tops the list with 27 sites followed by Odisha at 23. Facts: About CPCB: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is a statutory organisation, constituted in 1974 under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. … Continue reading Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB)