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Use incinerator to dispose medical waste: Collector

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ERODE, FEB. 17. The District Collector, D. Karthikeyan, has asked all the nursing homes in the district to use the incinerator to be set up at Edapady in Salem district to dispose medical wastes.

The Indian Medical Association has already nominated a facilitator to collect the wastes from its members. Nursing homes will have to become members of the association to avail of the services of the facilitator. The local bodies will not allow any nursing home to dump medical wastes on the roadside or in dustbins, Mr. Karthikeyan told reporters here today.

He said 19 textile-dyeing factories were closed this year for violating Pollution Control Rules. The textile and leather industries have been asked to install membrane technology in the factories. So far, 13 factories have installed the reverse osmosis plants and 15 others were in the process of installing it.

Referring to the proposal to set up a solid waste management plant, Mr. Karthikeyan said Mettunasuvampalayam has been identified for the same.

A team from Anna University will visit the place soon to conduct a survey regarding its feasibility.

The Collector said Rs. 37.95 crores had been collected as registration fee through the 25 sub registrar offices functioning in the district. He said Rs. 7,40,88,439 was due from 2,736 persons. Of this, Rs. 68 lakhs had been collected till date through the `Samadhan Scheme.' The scheme will continue till March 27.

Mr. Karthikeyan said 47,700 students in the district were appearing for the 10th and 12th examinations this year. Community Certificates had been given to 20,000 students so far. He said all the BC, MBC, Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes students would be given Community Certificate. If students belonging to the forward class insisted for FC certificate, the respective tahsildars would provide the same, he said.

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