UPPCB issues notices for violation of waste management rules

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AGRA: The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has issued notices to over 300 institutions including schools, hospitals, hotels private colonies, government bodies and other commercial units of five districts Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi and Gorakhpur for ‘violation of solid waste management rule.’ The maximum number of violations has surfaced in the Agra district.

According to the officials, the notices were issued following a survey conducted in all the districts. The board has warned of strict action if the required improvements are not made within 15 days.

Under the solid waste management rules, 2016, all premises established over 5,000 square meters of land are required to make their own arrangement for segregation and disposal of waste.

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