At this juncture of scientific and industrial era combined with increase in population and urbanization, the role of health care institutions has come to the fore front. Hospitals or Health Care institutions are the places which provide services to the ailing persons or suspected to be suffering from disease or injury and for the parturient, consisting of observational, diagnostic treatment, therapeutic, etc. Hospitals or Health Institutes are also one of the main source for the spread of viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases. Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 relates to safe handling and management of bio-medical wastes generated from hospital. According to the “Polluters pay principles”, this responsibility lies with the waste producers usually the health care providers or the establishment involved in the related activities. Therefore, health care waste management is an integral part of health care establishment for maintaining environmentally sound management of bio-medical waste to prevent from potential risks of health hazard and surroundings. Life is precious; this is known to all but still far a dream to warmth and security for our material needs.
The Loktak Lake of Manipur is a Ramsar site and the only freshwater lake in the North-Eastern India. The Imphal river and the Nambul river carry nutrients of Imphal town into the lake which ultimately results in growth of phumdis and deterioration of the water quality. The water pollution of Loktak lake has become a grave concern for the people of the state. In order to save Loktak lake, we have to desist from polluting the rivers draining into the lake.
MISSION : To advise state government on any matter related to prevention, control of water, air and soil pollution.
VISION : To plan a comprehensive programme for the prevention and abatement of pollution of streams and water bodies.