Waste Management  
  • Classification

1)Solid Wastes 2)Biomedical Wastes 3)Hazardous Wastes

Solid Wastes Management

Present Activities performed by TSPCB

  • Regular Monitoring for all Urban Local Bodies
  • TSPCB provide help to all Urban Local Bodies for formulation action plan of all solid wastes
  • Demonstration of project on Solid Wastes Disposal
  • Vermicomposting plant for Tripura are being set up by TSPCB in collaboration with TSCST.
  • To Generate massive awarness programme among the people.
  • Interaction Meeting with all Local Bodies organised. Directed to apply for Authorisation and to submit Annual Report

Download Authorisation Form for Solid Waste     Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 

Biomedical Wastes Management
  Biomedical waste means any waste, which generated during diagnosis, treatment, and immunization of human beings or animals or in research activities or in the production or testing of biologicals. Waste generation in hospitals and their disposal has always been a matter of concern to the medical profession.

Inventory of Health Care Establishments in Tripura:

Biomedical wastes are being generated from the following Health Care Establishments (HCEs) in Tripura:

  •     Government hospitals & dispensaries
  •      Defense/Police hospitals
  •      Private nursing homes
  •    Pathological laboratories
  •     Homoeopathic hospitals/dispensaries
  •     Veterinary hospitals and dispensaries
  •      Artificial Insemination Centers (AIC)
  •   Disease investigation laboratories

Action Plan for Hospitals in Tripura

  • Biomedical Treatment facilities
  • Seperate Vehicular transportation
  • Cosent & Monitoring unit required for all health care establishtment under Pathological laboratories /Veternary Hospitals/Govt. Hospitals & dispensaries.

Fee Structure for BioMedical Wastes

In exercise of the powers conferred by Rule 8(3) of Bio-Medical (Management & Handling) Rules 1998, the Government of Tripura hereby notify the authorization fee as follows for granting authorization by the Tripura State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) under Bio-Medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules 1998:

Bed capacity per year
No of patients/samples/Year
Authorization fee/year
Govt. HospitalsPrimary Health
Less than 50
Rs. 220/-
Rs. 550/-
Rs. 1100/-
More than 500
Rs. 1650/-
Or "All Not for Profit" organizations
Rs. 1100/-
Nursing Homes,Private Clinics
Less than 10
Rs. 1100/-
Rs. 1650/-
Rs. 2200/-
More than 100
Pathological Laboratories
Less than 3000
Rs. 1100/-
Rs. 1650/-
Rs. 2200/-
More than 10000
Rs. 2750/-
Other Medical Institutions,
Diagnostic Centers,
Laboratories, Blood Banks
Rs. 550/-
Animal Houses,
Slaughter Houses etc.
Rs. 550/-

Download Authorisation Form for Bio-Medical Waste     Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 

Hazardous Waste Management

A large variety of synthetic chemicals are used daily for different application for the benefit of human society. Chemicals like petroleum fuels, antibiotics and other drugs, plastics, food preservatives, agricultural fertilizers, pesticides etc. are entangled with our life. About 1,00,000 chemicals are estimated to be in daily use and of these, approximately 7000 are produced commercially in large quantities. Most of them have little or severe adverse effect on environment. Some of them are fatal in respect of human and animal health as well as to natural environment. These effects may be acute or chronic i.e. they become visible after short exposure or may be visualized after wide and prolonged usage.

Hazardous wastes management has become an important environmental and public health issue and concern with the ever-growing evidence of the serious consequences of indiscriminate disposal. The control and management of hazardous waste should draw a high level of public interest and socio-economic and political forces must play a major role in the control of environmental hazards.


Inventorisation of hazardous waste generation in Tripura

Due to lack of infrastructure and communication, Tripura is still an industrially backward state. The main livelihood of this state is agriculture. Most of the production units in Tripura are small-scale in nature and most of them do not available the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Therefore, inventorisation of hazardous waste for this state can only be done on the basis of medium-scale and large-scale industrial units. Based on the available information an inventory of hazardous waste generating units has been prepared by the National Productivity Council in 2002.

Download Hazardous Waste Authorization Form    Hazardous Waste Management Rules, 2016 

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Plastic Waste Management
Pollution from Plastic

The Government of India in the Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) per Notification No. S. O 705(E) dated September 2, 1999 framed the Recycled Plastics Manufacture and Usage Rules, 1999 that is applicable in our state also.

As per rule a Direction bearing No. F.8 (13)/TSPCB/01/2309 dated January 4,2002 was issued for banning the use, sale and processing of Plastic Carry Bags of thickness less than 20 microns in the entire state of Tripura w. e. f. 21st January, 2002. Accordingly instructions were issued to DG (Police), All DMs, All SPs, etc. to implement the Direction. We have also issued number of advertisement in the local newspapers in the matter. At the very first stage the response was very strong. But as days passed by, the use of Poly bags have again come in to practice. This apart, TSPCB also organized several meetings on that issue with concerned departments of Tripura.

As amended the earlier Notification of Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India vide S.O 698(E) of 17th June,2003, TSPCB issued another Direction bearing No. F 8(13)/TSPCB/01/1588 dated September 01, 2003 wherein use of plastic carry bags for venders for selling, carrying any kind of food, food materials, groceries etc. were banned all over Tripura w.e.f September 16, 2003.

In that respect TSPCB have organized a meeting with all Bazar Committee members and concerned departments with the presence of Sri Pabitra Kar, Hon'ble Minister, DST&E on 27th August 2003 at T.B Association Hall, Agartala. In that meeting the Bazar Committee members were also aware so as to implement the plastic rules at their respective Bazar including locality as well as growing Public consciousness. Numbers of advertisements in the local newspapers were issued and now the use of plastic carry bags has been drastically reduced.

On 17th September 2003 the Officials of the Tripura State Pollution Control Board in different Bazar of Agartala city made an inspection & raid. TSPCB involved some of NGOs situated in different districts for mass awareness regarding the menace of Plastic carry bags.

Now, we are encouraging the entrepreneurs to produce different types of materials by recycling of plastic carry bags.

These apart, constantly TSPCB, AMC, others local bodies and police are jointly monitoring through out Tripura to check whether the new direction issued regarding Plastic carry bags is implemented or not.

Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 

E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016