COVID waste generation in Mumbai sees a spike

The ongoing spurt in COVID-19 cases has led to a massive jump in medical waste generation, as per data shared by the Mumbai civic body (BMC).

As per the data, the city has already generated a daily average of 50,000 kg Covid waste in the first week of April. Last month, this average was 39,000 kg per day. There are at least 279 institutional quarantine centres and 5,920 residential quarantine areas from where COVID waste is currently being collected.

Civic officials maintain that their ability to manage the increased levels of waste is under control since they are better prepared than last year and following new guidelines from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The Deonar plant of for biomedical waste disposal has a capacity of 25 metric tonnes daily, reports The Indian Express.

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