Environment Minister launches Web-Based Application on Integrated Waste Management System
The Government has launched a web-based application on Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS) – for better management of waste.
It will provide an opportunity to all the industries dealing in hazardous waste, to apply online.
The user-friendly application can also track the movement of hazardous waste and will also help in ensuring its proper management.
There are an estimated 43000 industries dealing in hazardous waste, of which about 30000 industries have been mapped through this application.
The objective of the web-based application is to enhance transparency in the working of the Ministry and other Centre/State level regulatory bodies and also to reduce the time taken for processing applications.
The application has been developed to:-
Help people to apply and get online permissions for import and export of certain categories of waste.
Help authorities in web-based processing, generation and grant of various types of permissions to the entrepreneurs and industries.
Implement concept of paperless/ green office
Provide an insight to the number of authorization/ certificates granted under consent to establish, or consent to operate, from time to time across the country.
Enable user agencies to check the fate of their application any time through this web-based portal.
Generate database on waste generating/ processing industrial units under construction etc.
Generate data base on different categories of wastes generated viz hazardous, biomedical, municipal, electronic, plastic waste
Some of the key benefits of the web-based application include:
Availability of State-wise and national database on generation of various types of waste and number of waste generating/ processing industrial units in the country at one place.
This will help the authorities further to identify the problem areas and plan accordingly.
Will bring more transparency in the functioning of the Ministry and other State Authorities.
Conversion of the current legacy paper house to a green office i.e. a virtual office moving ahead with all its relevant required data on its own private cloud.
Single Window Access– bridging the gap between industries and other waste generators, recyclers, operators of disposal facilities.
Quick decision on applications by the authorities
Better coordination and availability of information with the User Agencies (entrepreneurs/industries), Central and State authorities.
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