• Release of Training Manuals

  • Release of IEC material​

  • Training Manuals

  • Resource persons in Karnataka TOT, Feb 2017

  • Karnataka TOT conducted in Feb 2017

  • Launch of Training Component of Project on 29th Nov 2016

  • Launch of Training Component of Project on 29th Nov 2016

  • Launch of the program group pic

  • Technical working group, Delhi ASPO training 14th March, MSRMC Bangalore

Message from Principal, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore

I am glad to know that response from MoEF&CC, GoI and State Governments (PCBs and H & FW Depts) and Health Care institutions have been very encouraging for the training. “Networking” and “Updation” are necessary tasks in this process of project implementation.
The website will enhance efficiency and effectiveness of the 'Environmentally Sound Management of Medical Wastes in India' project.

I complement the team for the well designed website.

Dr. Medha Y Rao
Principal & Dean

Message from Secretary, MoEF&CC, GoI

India became a party to Stockholm Convention on "Persistent Organic Pollutants" (POPs) in May 2001 and ratified the Convention on 13th January 2006. In compliance to the obligations to be fulfilled post ratification of the Convention, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in coordination with United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has been implementing the GEF funded pilot project on "Environmentally Sound Management of Medical Wastes in India" with objective of reducing unintentionally produced Dioxins and Furans by efficient management of biomedical waste.

The project envisions 'mass sensitization' as one of the most crucial outputs as this will affect the attitudinal shift in the behavioural patterns of the healthcare personnel and stakeholders at all the level of hierarchy starting from medical staff to administrators, waste handlers and CTF operators.

This objective is being attained through extensive training programs in association with MSRMC&H. I extend my good wishes to them for their endeavour towards creating a more enlightened and skilled workforce competent to replicate the knowledge further throughout the country and help in ground level implementation of Biomedical Waste Management Rules, 2016.

C.K. Mishra
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC)
Government of India

Message from Managing Director, UNIDO

I am delighted to see the progress of the endeavour “Environmentally Sound Management of Medical Wastes in India” Website being launched is a next step specially for ”Networking” and “Information Dissemination” which is important for all public health endeavours. My hearty congratulations to the team and UNIDO is formed to be part of it.

I wish the project every success.

Dr.Phillippes Scholtes
Managing Director
UNIDO, Vienna

Stockholm Convention

The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from highly dangerous, long-lasting chemicals by restricting and ultimately eliminating their production, use, trade, release and storage

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Background of Environmentally Sound Management of Medical Wastes in India (esmwi)


Article 5 of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) requires Parties to continue minimization and, where feasible, ultimate elimination of releases from unintentional production of chemicals. Incineration of medical wastes falls into the source categories that have the potential for comparatively high formation and releases of the PCDD/PCDF into the environment.

India became a party to the Stockholm Convention on POPs in May 2002 and ratified it in January 2006. With this the country was obliged to comply with the requirements of the Stockholm Convention.

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India, is the national executing agency.

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the implementing agency.

The project promotes a country-wide adoption of best available techniques and best environmental practices (BAT/BEP) in healthcare institutions so as to reduce and ultimately eliminate dioxins and furans.

Components of Training

Components of Training

Component 1 : Training Needs Assessment

Component 2 : Development of Training Documents, Guidance Manuals and Awareness Campaign Materials on Biomedical Waste Management

Component 3: Implementation of Training Programmes on Medical Waste Management(esmwi)

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