Biomedical Waste Management

Bio-Medical Waste(BMW) means any waste, generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunisation of human beings or animals or research activities pertaining thereto or in the production or testing of biological or in health camps (Categories specified in Schedule I of the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016).

Bio-medical Waste (Amendment ) Rules, 2018 have been notified on 16th of March  2018. 

Bio-medical Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2019, notified on 19/02/2019. 

Bio-medical Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2019, notified on 10/05/2019.

List of Health Care Facilities in  Jammu and Kashmir with Allocated Barcodes

 A- Jammu Region

Part-I: Allocated Barcodes for New Health Care Facilities

Part-II: Allocated Barcodes for New Health Care Facilities

Part-III: Allocated Barcodes for New Health Care Facilities

Part-IV: Allocated Barcodes for New Health Care Facilities

 B- Kashmir Region

Part-I: Allocated Barcodes for New Health Care Facilities


J&K  Pollution Control Board has been notified as the Prescribed Authority  for the implementation of these   Rules in Jammu & Kashmir.  

 Constitution of Advisory Committee: The advisory committee under the Chairmanship of the Administrative Secretary, Health & Medical Education Department has been constituted vide Govt. Order No.874-GAD of 2017 dated 07/07/2017 as per Rule 11 of the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules , 2016.  The members include representatives from the Departments of Forest, Environment & Ecology (Member Secretary of the Committee), Animal & Sheep Husbandry Department, Principal Government Medical College, Jammu/Srinagar, Director, Health Services, Jammu/Kashmir, Chief Engineer, Urban Environmental Engineering Department, Member Secretary, J&K State Pollution Control Board, Director, Urban Local Bodies, Jammu/Kashmir, two  non-governmental organizations from Jammu/Kashmir.  The Advisory Committee constituted has to meet at least once in six months and review all matters related to the implementation of the provisions of these rules in the State.         

       Constitution of District Level Monitoring Committee: The District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) has been constituted under the Chairmanship of District Magistrate vide Govt. Order No.875-GAD of 2017 dated 07/07/2017 as per Rule 12 of the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules , 2016.  The members include Chief Medical Officer/District Medical Officer (Member Secretary of the Committee),  Divisional/Executive Engineer,  Public Health Engineering Department of the concerned District, District Officer of J&K SPCB, Representatives of Municipal Body & Indian Medical Association, Operator from CBMWTF.  The District Level Monitoring Committee constituted has to submit its report once in six months to the State Advisory Committee with a copy to J&K Pollution Control Board, for taking further necessary action. The district level committee has been constituted to monitor the compliance of the provisions of these rules in the Health Care Facilities of the district generating BMW and in the CBMWTFs, where the BMW is treated and disposed of.   

Applicable to:- All persons who generate, collect, receive, store, transport, treat, dispose, or handle bio-medical waste in any form including hospitals,  nursing homes, clinics, dispensaries, veterinary institutions, animal houses, pathological laboratories, blood banks, ayush hospitals, clinical establishments, research or educational institutions, health camps, medical or surgical camps, vaccination camps, blood donation camps, first aid rooms of schools, forensic laboratories and research labs, (irrespective of the type and size of the health care facility and their system of medicine) 

Duties of the Occupier:- It shall be the duty of every occupier to take all necessary steps to ensure that bio-medical  waste is handled without any adverse effect to human health and the environment and in accordance with the Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 with Amendments of 2018 and 2019.  Besides the duties defined in Rule-4 of the above mentioned Rules, all the Bedded & Non-Bedded Health Care Facilities (HCFs) are required to establish a bar code system for bags or containers containing bio-medical waste (BMW), to account and track the waste being sent  out of the premises, for further treatment and disposal  by 27.03.2019, as per the BMW Rules (Rule 4-i).  The Guidelines for Bar Code System for Effective Management of  Bio-medical Waste has been issued by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in April, 2018.

Every occupier or operator handling bio-medical waste,  irrespective of the quantity of waste generated has to obtain authorization from J&K  Pollution Control  Board by submitting an application on Form II alongwith the documents as mentioned below:

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Revised Checklist for Online Cases of HCF's of J&K 

Fee Structure  for Health Care Facilities

Revised fee structure for existing Govt. Health Care Facilities for Consent to Establish(CTE)/Consent to Operate(CTO)

Every Occupier or operator of common bio-medical waste treatment facility shall submit an annual report to the prescribed authority in Form-IV (January to December of the preceding  year), on or before the 30th June of every year.

Authorized Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facilities

Jammu:-   Anmol Health Care Facility, Village Rakh Rara, Samba.

                  Mobile No.  09906212729 


Kashmir:- 1. Clean City Waste Management Company at Samurbugh, Lasjan

                 Mobile No.  9906924325

                 2. Kashmir Health  Care System, IGC Lassipora

                 Mobile No.  9906439500



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Revision:4 dt. 21st July, 2020 Guidelines for Handling, Treatment and Disposal of Waste Generated during Treatment/Diagnosis/Quarantine of COVID-19 patients

Model Plan for COVID-19 Biomedical Waste Management at Village Panchayats and Sub-Divisions 

Covid-19: DOs and  Don't for Bio-Medical Waste Handling 

User Manual for Android Mobile & Web Application for COVID-19 BMW Tracking