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Hazardous Waste - Impact on health and Environment for sustainable development in India

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Development is the need for any country’s progress but not at the cost of livelihood of future generations, says the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development. Industries are the bread and butter for our modern evolved country, and surplus hazardous waste that comes out due to it, is continuous and unavoidable. Apart from all the measures for sustainable use of resources, it’s the time we must look into better waste management systems since it is potentially harmful to environment and human health if not treated well. Presently India indicates a clear picture of concern over the issue through its strict rules and regulations for the industries. Hazardous waste treatment and disposal requires better strategies to choose the most convenient and green techniques. This paper gives an insight on the various hazardous wastes being generated from industries, nature and characteristics of waste, importance of waste management, churn out various steps to be taken to design and plan the models methods, any changes towards the regulations related to hazardous waste disposal and impact on environment and health,. It also takes a dip into the Indian industrial scenario towards cheap and viable methods of disposal as a step towards sustainable development.
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