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CPCB Releases Norms to Tackle Odor from Solid Waste Disposal Sites

CPCB will accept responses from the stakeholders by April 10 on the draft guidelines.

April 3, 2017

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) came out with guidelines to effectively deal with the odor from municipal solid waste (MSW) disposal facilities in urban India. CPCB has sought comments by 10 April from all stakeholders on the draft guidelines, which were made public last week.

CPCB, India’s nodal pollution watchdog, hopes that the draft guidelines on ‘Odor Monitoring & Management in Urban Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfill Site’ will serve as a useful tool for regulatory agencies for selection of MSW landfill sites, will improve present MSW sites, and help in monitoring, abatement and management of odor from Urban Municipal Solid Waste Landfill sites.

The draft suggested developing barriers at landfill sites by creating a green boundary with suitable species of plants/trees as natural media for reduction of odor pollution and restriction of odour in and around landfill sites.

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