Responsibility of Grama Panchayat – Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016



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The rules shall apply to every waste generator, local body, Gram Panchayat, manufacturer, Importers and producer.
Responsibility of local body : (1) Every local body shall be responsible for development and setting up of infrastructure for segregation, collection, storage, transportation, processing and disposal of the plastic waste either on its own or by engaging agencies or producers.
(2) The local body shall be responsible for setting up, operationalisation and co-ordination of the waste management system and for performing the associated functions, namely :-
(a) Ensuring segregation, collection, storage, transportation, processing and disposal of plastic waste;
(b) ensuring that no damage is caused to the environment during this process;
(c) ensuring channelization of recyclable plastic waste fraction to recyclers;
(d) ensuring processing and disposal on non-recyclable fraction of plastic waste in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board;
(e) creating awareness among all stakeholders about their responsibilities;
(f) engaging civil societies or groups working with waste pickers; and
(g) ensuring that open burning of plastic waste does not take place.
(3) The local body for setting up of system for plastic waste management shall seek assistance of producers and such system shall be set up within one year from the date of final publication of these rules in the Official Gazaette of India.
(4) The local body to frame bye-laws incorporating the provisions of these rules.

Responsibility of Gram Panchayat : (1) Every gram panchayat either on its own or by engaging an agency shall set up, operationalise and co-ordinate for waste management in the rural area under their control and for performing the associated functions, namely,-
(a) ensuring segregation, collection, storage, transportation, plastic waste and channelization of recyclable plastic waste fraction to recyclers having valid registration; ensuring that no damage is caused to the environment during this process;
(b) creating awareness among all stakeholders about their responsibilities; and
(c) ensuring that open burning of plastic waste does not take place

Guidelines for use of plastic carry bags : Government of Kerala issued detailed guidelines for the use of plastic carry bags in the light of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 as per Circular No.576/DC1/16/LSGD dated 24-09-2016.

   Download Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016

   Download Guidelines for use of plastic carry bags

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