9 May 2012

Recycle of Waste Papers

Ministry of Environment and Forests has notified the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000 which, inter-alia, stipulate that mixed waste containing recoverable resources shall follow the route of recycling. As per information provided by the Director General of Health Service, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital has initiated action with regard to “go green” concept. This includes installation of rain water harvesting system, solar heating facilities, installation of compact fluorescent lamps, use of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) in incinerator and laundry, and management of biomedical waste etc. The new buildings under construction in Phase-I of comprehensive re-development plan of Lady Hardinge Medical College are proposed to be green. 

The Minister of state (I/C) for Environment and Forests Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan stated this in Rajya Sabha today. 

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