Biomedical waste management is a tricky business; it has become even more so in the COVID-19 times.

Not only has the quantity of biomedical waste produced in hospitals and other healthcare facilities increased, but with large numbers of people being quarantined at home, infectious waste has to be collected and processed from residential set-ups as well.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been working for some time on policy and advocacy for biomedical waste management. It recognises the need to adopt a responsible biomedical waste management regime.

CSE has conceptualised a one-week online training programme on ªBiomedical Waste Management in Indiaº, with the objective of providing a better understanding of the key aspects of managing this waste, the legal concerns that govern it, and best practices.

The mode of training will be online (self-paced) with a mix of interactive sessions, imparted through on-demand literature, virtual presentations and case studies. Assessment exercises and group discussions on the modules will be provided/facilitated to help in selfassessment of the participants.


  • Status of Biomedical Waste Management in India
  • Major provisions of the Biomedical Waste Management Rules, 2016
  • Problems and challenges around Biomedical Waste Management
  • Closing the `Disposal Cycle'
  • General waste management at healthcare facilities
  • Agenda for biomedical waste with reference to Covid-19

Waste management practitioners, officials from central and state urban departments and municipalities, urban and town planners, academicians, students, and NGO representatives.

For further details, please contact the Course Coordinator

Ishani Sonak
Research Associate Centre for Science and Environment
Mobile: 9818884832