Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has revised the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 to Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

There are several important modifications like applications of rules extended to the other than municipal areas, duties of waste generator for solid waste management, collection and disposal of sanitary waste items separately and not to dump with common waste.


Duties of Ministry of Urban Development, Central Pollution Control Board, State Pollution Control Board and Urban Local body have been assigned, responsibility of government to support in marketing and utilization of compost, promotion of waste to energy plant to reduced waste and with this to recover energy from waste, criteria and standards for waste treatment facility and pollution Control has been mentioned and added newly in the rules.