FAQs on Pollution in Drug, Cosmetics & Homeopathic Industries

FAQs on Pollution in Drug, Cosmetics & Homeopathic Industries

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FAQs on Pollution in Drug, Cosmetics & Homeopathic Industries

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Q1:      What are the main pollutants in the pharmaceutical Industries ?

Ans:    Air and Water.

Q2:      Which Act control Air and water pollution ?

Ans:    Water: Prevention and Control Pollution Act, 1974. Air: Prevention and Control Pollution Act, 1981

Q3:      Which department regulates pollution ?

Ans:    State Pollution Control Board of the state.

Q4:      Which is the latest guidelines regarding categorization of polluting industries ?

Ans:    Central Pollution Control Board vide guidelines dated 07-03-2016 has categorized polluting industries into four categories. i.e. 1. Red 2. Orange 3. Green 4. White.

Q5:      Name of the Industries fall under Red category.

Ans:    Industries manufacturing Bulk drugs.

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Q6:      Name of the Industries comes fall under Orange category.

Ans:    Toothpowder, Toothpaste, Talcum powder and other cosmetics, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic drugs, Liquid floor cleaner, Black phenyl, Liquid soap, Starch, Surgical & Medical products and Surgical cotton industries.

Q7:      Name of the Industries comes fall under Green category.

Ans:    Phenyl / Toilet cleaner, Formulation and bottling, Soap manufacturing (hand made without steam boiler), Distilled water without boiler

Q8:      Name of the Industries comes fall under White category.

Ans:    Medical Oxygen, Surgical and medical products assembling only (not involving effluent)

Q9:      For which category NOC not required from Pollution Control Board ?

Ans:    White category.

Q10:    Name of the industries which have been exempted for obtaining NOC.

Ans:    Ayurvedic and Homeopathic medicine (Without boiler), Bindi making units, Nail polish, Tooth powder, Hair oil, Shampoo and tooth paste with blending only, Medical & Surgical instruments and equipment without a wet process, Orthopaedic equipment without casting / wet process, Surgical and medical products not involving effluent / emission generating processes.

Q11:    Is hospital required NOC from Pollution Control Board?

Ans:    Yes. NOC required from Pollution Control Board as it comes under Orange Category.

Q12:    Is blood bank required NOC from Pollution Control Board ?

Ans:    Not required if they have made arrangement / agreement for third party waste management as per Hazardous Waste Management and Handling Rules, 2016.

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