MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE
New Delhi, the 8th April, 2016
S.O. 1357(E).—Whereas the draft of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2015 were published under the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change number G.S.R. 451 (E), dated the 3rd June, 2015 in the Gazette of India, part II, Section3, sub- section (i) of the same date inviting objections or suggestions from the persons likely to be affected thereby, before the expiry of the period of sixty days from the publication of the said notification on the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2015 in supersession of the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000;
And whereas, copies of the said Gazette were made available to the public on the 3rd June, 2015;
And whereas, the objections or comments received within the stipulated period were duly considered by the Central Government;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 3, 6 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) and in supersession of the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, except as respect things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules for management of Solid Waste, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement.-
(1) These rules may be called the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
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