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Time to Strengthen India’s Fight Against COVID-19 Waste

Bio-medical waste has always been a concern for environmental and public health safety. The COVID-19 crisis has further exacerbated the problem. India’s pollution watchdog  – Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), on 18 March 2020, came out with detailed guidelines on the management of COVID-19 waste. Since then, CPCB has made amendments thrice — the latest …Continue readingTime to Strengthen India’s Fight Against COVID-19 Waste

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From Bhopal to Vizag: The Need to Bolster Environmental and Labor Safety Regulations

The Bhopal gas tragedy of December 1984 claimed thousands of lives, injured lakhs of people and risked the future of the local communities forever.  Indian authorities failed to bring America’s Warren Anderson back to Indian soil for legal proceedings. The responsible company – Union Carbide – ended up paying inadequate compensation of $ 470 million,…Continue readingFrom Bhopal to Vizag: The Need to Bolster Environmental and Labor Safety Regulations