indiatimes.com 2018-11-14 00:00:00
PANAJI: The state government on Tuesday issued the order banning import of fish from other states with immediate effect. However, traders who have complied with all the food safety rules have been exempted from the ban. "The government imposes a ban on the import of fish into the state of Goa with immediate effect. However, this ban shall not apply to any person carrying on fish business as trader or transporter or in any manner dealing with fish, who has complied with the Food Safety and Standard Act and Rules and Regulations framed thereunder, including taking necessary licenses or registration as the case may be under the Food Safety and Standards Act, Rules and Regulations," under secretary, health, Maria Seomara De Souza stated in the order. Last week, health minister Vishwajit Rane had said that the government will impose a ban on import of fish for six months, which could be extended by another six months till an independent laboratory was set up in the state to check for formaldehyde contamination in fish. The order stated that it had been brought to the knowledge of the government that fish was being brought in from outside the state in small boxes via public transport vehicles, thereby violating the directorate of food and drugs (FDA) compliance conditions. "The transport and police departments were directed to allow only those vehicles that were complying with the conditions," De Souza said in the order, adding that both departments will ensure "enforcement of instructions scrupulously". Rane had said on Saturday that not a single fish trader had registered with the FDA in Goa. The authority had, on October 24, revoked the registration certificates of 33 traders from the Margao wholesale fish market for failing to obtain trade licences from the municipality. As per government statistics, nearly 182 trucks carrying fish enter the state daily, of which 100 supply to processing units and are mainly for export, and 82 supply to the domestic market. On October 26, the state government stopped allowing fish traders who have not registered with FDA, from importing fish from outside the state. The formalin-in-fish issue harks back to mid-July, when the state government banned the import of fish for 15 days after an FDA officer found formalin in fish imported from other states, sparking a furore across Goa. Recently, politicians from across the border had threatened to damage Goa registered vehicles if the state government did not allow their fish trucks to enter Goa.
abplive.in 2018-11-13 22:24:00
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thehindubusinessline.com 2018-11-13 16:41:00
Pawan Kumar Agarwal, CEO, FSSAI FSSAI to notify claims and advertisement regulations soon New Delhi, November 13 The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will soon notify its final regulations on claims and advertisements for the packaged foods industry. This is aimed at making companies more accountable for their health and nutritional claims to protect consumer interest. The regulator, on Tuesday, also released the interim findings of its milk survey. Less than 10 per cent of the 6,432 samples tested were found to have contaminants such as residues of pesticides (1.2 per cent), antibiotics, aflatoxin and ammonium sulphate. Pawan Agarwal, CEO, FSSAI, said: "We will soon notify the regulations on claims and advertisements, which have got the final approvals from the Health Ministry." Through these regulations, FSSAI aims to put restrictions on the use of certain words on food labels "” such as natural, fresh, original, traditional, premium, finest, best, authentic, genuine, and real "” unless the products meet specific conditions. With the implementation of these regulations, packaged food companies will need to ensure that any claims regarding nutritional or health attributes about their products are scientifically substantiated. In addition, they will need to ensure that product advertisements do not suggest that their products were a complete meal replacement, or undermine the importance of healthy lifestyles. The regulations will define norms for nutrient-content claims and those regarding non-addition of salt and sugar, besides specifying standardised statements for health claims for food companies. Milk survey Meanwhile, the food safety regulator released interim finding of the National Milk Quality Survey 2018, which stated that only 12 of the 6,432 samples collected were found to have adulterants such as detergents urea and hydrogen peroxide that affect the safety of milk. Milk samples were also tested for 18 pesticides, 93 antibiotics and veterinary drugs, aflatoxin M1 and ammonium sulphate. "Less than 10 per cent (638 out of 6,432 samples) had contaminants that make milk unsafe for consumption. In all these cases, milk is getting contaminated due to poor quality of feed, poor farm practices, and irresponsible use of antibiotics"¦ But it is restricted to a few pockets and in some States, and these can be addressed through targeted awareness-building initiatives," FSSAI stated. Agarwal, however, added that currently there are no regulations for ammonium sulphate in milk, and that FSSAI will consider if tolerance limits needed to be set. The survey findings also raise concerns regarding quality parameters of milk. "About 19.6 per cent (1,261) samples did not meet the set limits for SNF. In another 3.4 per cent (218 samples) of the total samples, sugar and maltodextrin was found to be added," it stated. Agarwal said that quality issues were higher in raw milk compared to processed milk, and may depend on the breed of cattle, dilution through water, or rearing practices. "But we were surprised to find non-compliance of quality parameters in processed milk also. We will take this up with the processed milk companies and look at setting up a robust monitoring mechanism," he added. Published on
navhindtimes.in 2018-11-13 16:27:00
The orders for banning fish import from outside the state came in force from Tuesday.However, this order says that those that have licenses and complied with the FSSAI Act, rules and regulations and FDA would be allowed to import fish.The health minister Vishwajit Rane had been categorical that there would be a minimum 6 month ban on fish imports.
cgstaffportal.in 2018-11-13 13:38:00
The General Managers, Zonal Railways, Production Units. Metro Railway, Kolkata, CORE, Allahabad The General Managers,(Construction), All Indian Railways The Director General, RDSO, Lucknow The DG/Railway Staff College, Vadodara The Directors, IRICEN, IRIEEN, IRISET, IRIMEE, IRITM The CAO, COFMOW, Tilak Bridge, New Delhi The CAO, Rail Coach Factory / Raebareli, Kishan Ganj, Delhi-7 The CAO, Rail Wheel Plant, Bela Sub: Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e. f 01.10.2018. A copy each of Orders No. (1) 1/38(1)/2018-LS-II, (ii) 1/38/(2)2018, LS-II, (iii) No.1/38/(3)/2018- LS-lI, (iv) No.1/38/(4)2018 LS-II (v) No.1/38/(5)2018-LS.II (vi)1/38/(6)/2018-LS and (vii) 1/38(7)/2018- LS-II dated 28.09.2018 revising the rates of variable dearness allowance for contract workers engaged in (i) Agriculture (ii) Gypsum Mines, Barytes Mines, Bauxite Mines, Manganese Mines, China Clay Mines, Kyanite Mines, Copper Mines, ClayMines, Magnesite, Mines, White Clay Mines, Stone Mines, Steatite Mines (including the mines producing Soap Stones and Talc), Ochre Mines, Asbestos Mines, Fire Clay Mines, Chromite Mines, Quratzite Orarts Mines, Silica Mines, Graphite Mines, Felspar Mines, Laterite Mines, Dolomite Mines, Red Oxide Mines, Wolfram Mines Iron Mines Ore Mines, Granite Mines,Rock Phosphate Mines, Hematite Mines Marble and Calcite Mines, Uranium Mines, Mica Mines, Lignite Mines, Gracel Mines , Slate Mines and Magnetite Mines (iii) Construction or Maintenance of Roads or runways or Building Operations including Laying Down Underground electric, wireless, Radio, Television, Telephone, Telegraph and Overseas Communication Cables and Similar other Underground cabting work, Electric lines, Water supply lines and Sewerage Pipe Lines (iv) Stone mines (v) Employment of sweeping and cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993 (vi) Watch and Ward (With arms) and (vii) Loading and unloading in (i) Goods sheds, parcel offices of Railways, (ii) 0ther goods-sheds, godowns, warehouses and other similar employments; (iii) Docks and Ports; And (iv) passengers goods and Cargo Carried out at Airports ( Both International and Domestic). The rates are applicable w.e.f. 01.10.2018. 2. Railways, being Principal Employer are required to ensure that the contractors are complying with the provisions of the Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970 and Minimum wages Act, 1948 strictly and arranging prescribed minimum wages to the contract labourers. 3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways. Please acknowledge receipt. sd/
downtoearth.org.in 2018-11-13 13:31:00
Food Only 10% of milk in India unsafe for human consumption, says FSSAI The food safety authority conducts a new study with a more standardised approach after its 2011 study had "major drawbacks" By Meenakshi Sushma Last Updated: Tuesday 13 November 2018 The FSSAI says it has taken the largest sample size this time and conducted its largest systematic survey of milk. Credit: Getty Images Only 10 per cent of the milk sold in Indian markets is contaminated and the major reason behind this is poor farm practices, says the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The food authority found this after conducting a quantitative survey with a standardised approach as against to its 2011 survey , which had "major drawbacks" as it did not include any parameters related to contaminants and focused on quality rather than safety concerns. The 2011 survey had said that most Indians are consuming detergents and other contaminants through milk. The FSSAI's National Milk Quality Survey, 2018, which was released on Tuesday, says milk in India is largely safe. Pawan Aggarwal, CEO of FSSAI, said, "This report has been released as there was a lot of misinterpretation of information provided in the survey conducted in 2011". A similar report released recently by the authority had said that 25 per cent of the food samples it tested this year were adulterated, which included milk also. But this time, the FSSAI says it has taken the largest sample size (6,432 samples) and conducted its largest systematic survey of milk. Aggarwal adds that they have standardised the parameters and found that only 638 (9.9 per cent) of the samples were adulterated. While earlier, the samples were only checked for presence of water and detergent and percentage of fat and SNF (solid not fat) in them, this survey set standards for all quality parameters, adulterants and contaminants. The parameters it standardised included four quality parameters, 12 adulterants and four contaminants (antibiotics, pesticide, Aflatoxin M1 and Ammonium Sulphate). Sujay Ojha, who runs an agri consultancy firm in Anand, Gujarat, said, "There are some problems with the testing methods when it comes to small dairy farms located in villages. But the rest of the sector is adhering to the stringent rules and standards." After testing, the findings were presented as compliant and non-compliant, which were further divided as sub-standard without any safety issues and with safety issues. N Bhaskar, head of Quality Assurance (QA), FSSAI, said, "Even though, 48.9 per cent samples were found as non-compliant, but only 9.9 per cent of them were inconsumable. The rest 39 per cent were within the tolerance limit." This report has only looked at liquid milk samples and does not include milk products. "Processed milk samples had a bigger share in the number of non-complaint samples as compared to the raw ones. This survey must make private industries adhere to the standards," Aggarwal adds. The samples have also been geo-tagged as few parameters can be impacted by the environment and the breed itself. They have also photo documented the samples to ensure traceability as this is only an interim report and the final report will be released soon.
moneycontrol.com 2018-11-13 10:02:00
The government may give more time to e-commerce companies to file returns on tax collected at source (TCS), a move that will likely ease nerves of online market places that have been grappling with technical glitches since the new levy kicked in from October 1. "The idea is not to penalize companies who did not file return or filed it late. The first step is to get them registered on the portal," a senior official, who did not wish to be identified, told Moneycontrol. Under goods and services tax (GST) rules, e-commerce companies are required to collect 1 % of the value of the merchandise transacted through their marketplaces. It came into effect from October 1 after being deferred at least three times in the last one year. Under rules, companies are required to file returns by the following month's 10th day. In this case, since TCS will be applicable from October 1, e-tailers would had to file their first set of returns by November 10. However, citing technical and procedural hurdles, many e-commerce companies have not been able to file returns. This consideration from the government may be a breather for them who otherwise may be required to cough up penalty for delay in filing returns. "There were a lot of back and forth that happened between us and the GST team (government). The GST authorities in various states were not familiar with what were expected of them," senior executive of an e-commerce company told Moneycontrol requesting anonymity. "The response from the end of the government was slow. The biggest hurdles have been around the registration bid. A lot of these issues have not been addressed by the government still," said executive of another e-tailer. On a Facebook seller page, leading e-commerce firm Amazon has also informed its sellers that it was not able to report TCS in multiple states due to technical issues and was working with the government to get it sorted. In a statement, All India Online Vendors Association called these issues teething troubles asking government to set up a panel where sellers problems can be addressed. "Such issues are anticipated in roll out of any system in GST. We request government to set up a panel where sellers can raise issues in the interim period to weed out teething problems," it said. Softbank-backed Snapdeal, however, said that it managed to successfully register in all the states. "Snapdeal has ensured full compliance with the recently implemented tax collection at source (TCS) provisions. Snapdeal has successfully registered in all 36 states and union territories and has deposited tax in each within the stipulated timeline," said Snapdeal spokesperson. TCS mandates sellers of e-commerce companies to register themselves even if they are doing businesses below Rs 20 lakh annually.
goodreturns.in 2018-11-13 08:50:00
If you are a working individual and financially savvy, you must have surely heard of these provident fund schemes that are primarily retirement savings plan and aim to meet your future financial needs. There are available 3 provident fund accounts in India namely EPF or PF or Employees' Provident Fund, PPF or Public Provident Fund and General Provident Fund (GPF) account. However, as these schemes sound more or less same, there remains some confusion which we clarify below: PPF Vs EPF Vs GPF: A Comparison Of Features, Interest Rate And Benefits 1. EPF: It is a compulsory saving tool for retirement for employees both in the organized and unorganized sector. Companies having a workforce of over 20 employees need to mandatorily open EPF account in their names. Both the employer and employee make similar contribution to the employee's EPF account and it is 12% of basic pay and dearness allowance. For the financial year 2017-18, EPF account fetches return at the rate of 8.55% per annum. In the previous financial year, Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) provided interest rate of 8.65% on EPF account. The minimum lock-in period in case of EPF account is 5 years. However partial withdrawal is allowed in specific cases such as purchase or reconstruction of house, marriage of self, daughter, son or brother etc., for medical treatment of family members,, loan repayment, non-receipt of wages for two consecutive months etc. Also, investment or contribution towards EPF kitty up to Rs. 1,50,000 in a financial year qualifies for tax deduction under section 80C of the Income Tax Act. 2. PPF: Public provident fund is an investment option backed by sovereign guarantee and comes with tax benefits. All citizens are eligible to open a PPF account either in their name or on behalf of a minor. The lock-in period of the PFF account spans 15 years which can be further extended in block of 5-years and more if an individual does not sees any financial liability to be discharged at hand. Minimum investment in PPF account is Rs. 500 while the maximum an investor can invest in the scheme is Rs. 1.5 lakh in a financial year. The government decides the interest rate for PPF on a quarterly basis based on the 10-year benchmark bond yield. For the quarter October-December, interest rates have been revised upward for most of the small saving schemes including PPF. The scheme currently fetches 8% rate of interest per annum and it is compounded annually i.e. interest is added to the principal amount every year. An individual can make deposits in PPF account either as a lump-sum amount or in a maximum of 12 installments on a yearly basis. Further any of the payment modes i.e. yearly, half-yearly, quarterly or monthly option can be chosen. The request for partial withdrawal is entertained every year from the 7th financial year from the account opening year. Investment made towards the PPF account, interest earned as well as maturity proceeds are all tax exempt i.e. why the investment option is said to fall in the EEE category. PPF qualifies for tax benefits under Section 88 of Income Tax Act. Amount outstanding to the credit also does not arise any wealth tax implication. GPF: This provident fund scheme is available for government employees only. A government employee becomes a member of the GPF scheme by contributing some percentage of his or salary towards the account. Notably, unlike EPF account, herein the contribution is made only by the employee and not by the employer i.e. the government. The subscriber can make monthly contribution to the scheme except during the period in which he or she faces suspension. For the quarter ending December, the GPF account offer 8% return. For the July-September quarter, GPF provided 7.6% rate of return. The contributions to the scheme are stopped in advance i.e. 3 months before the superannuation date. And as and when the government employee retires, instructions are given to release the final balance amount in the account on an immediate basis. Goodreturns.in
findmarketresearch.org 2018-11-13 07:02:00
The global genetically modified food market has been significantly growing due to the rise in demand for healthy and nutritional food products by consumers of different age group. Genetically modified (GM) foods are foods which are derived from organisms whose genetic material (DNA) has been modified in such a way that it does not occur naturally, e.g. through the introduction of a gene from a different organism (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms). Foods produced from by using GM organisms are often referred to as GM foods. The major advantages of genetically modified foods are better texture, flavor and high nutritional value along with longer shelf life. However, unusual taste over non-GM food and safety concerns as it might interfere with the body normal functioning are some of the disadvantages of genetically modified food. Genetically Modified Foods: Drivers and Restraints The major factors driving the genetically modified food market are high nutritional content in the food, high production quantity and less requirement of pesticides. However, damage to beneficial insects and soil fertility coupled with genetic pollution, absence of any centralized government regulation and lack of awareness about the benefits of GMO are factors which are restraining the market potential growth. Rising demand for healthy food products, year round and easy availability of genetically modified food are main trends in the genetically modified food market globally. Genetically Modified Foods: Segmentation Genetically modified food market is segmented on the basis of type and region. On the basis of type genetically modified food is segmented into crops, vegetables, fruits and animal products. Corn and Soya are widely cultivated in genetically modified form as compared to other crops in the US. Furthermore, on the basis of region the market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan and Middle East and Africa. Genetically Modified Foods: Key Players Major players operating in this category are Monsanto US, DuPont US, Syngenta Switzerland, Bayer Crop Science Germany, Sakata Japan, BASF Gmbh, Group Limagrain France to name a few. The global players are focused on partnership and collaboration with other companies in order to increase its product portfolio, industry offering and global presence. The global giant in genetically modified food are actively involved in collaboration with the Advanced Research Institutes (ARIs) in the industrial countries such as Brazil, Argentina, China, India, Malaysia and the Philippines for significant R&D program in biotechnology and transgenic crops. Companies are also increasing their R&D in some of the African countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mali, Nigeria, Egypt and Uganda in order to cater the growing demand for genetically modified food in Africa Genetically Modified Foods: Regional Outlook In 2014, North America was the largest market for genetically modified food and likely to remain as market leader in terms of revenue during the forecast period. China and India are the major countries in Asia-Pacific which is expected to emerge as major market for genetically modified food market. Also, other developing countries such as Brazil is anticipated to growth at a robust CAGR over the forecast period. The US government is focused towards the safety of GM products. The industry is regulated by the Department of Agriculture, for farm biotechnology, and the Food and Drug Administration, which governs food and its ingredients. The developers of the genetically modified food products are intensely involved in certifying their safety. For instance, FDA depends on a consultative process with developers who voluntarily present their plans to the agency before marketing the products The report covers exhaustive analysis on: Genetically Modified Food Market Segments Genetically Modified Food Market Dynamics Historical Actual Market Size, 2012 - 2014 Genetically Modified Food Market Size & Forecast 2015 to 2025 Supply & Demand Value Chain Dairy Product Packaging Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges Competition & Companies involved Technology Value Chain Genetically Modified Food Market Drivers and Restraints Request for sample report: https: 889
thehitavada.com 2018-11-13 04:41:00
By Sudhakar Atre, THE 12 point MSME support and outreach programme announced by Prime Minister on November 2 is a welcome step as it will boost the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). But it's high time to look into the present status of existing MSMEs. The global recession coupled with not so friendly policy towards MSMEs, in the recent past has caused immense damage to MSME sector. Moreover, the demonetisation and implementation of GST may benefit in long term but in short term they have further added to the woes of MSME sector. If credit to MSME sector is considered as an indicator, as per RBI data outstanding credit to micro, small and medium industries has decreased from Rs 4,86,300 billion (March 31, 2016) to Rs 4,76,700 billion (March 31, 2018). As it was not enough, because of implementation of 'Prompt Corrective Action Programme' against major public sector banks (PSBs), lending to micro and small industrial units fell from 3.1% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2013-14 to 2.22% in 2017-18. Over the same period, bank lending to medium-scale industrial units also declined from 1.1% of GDP to 0.62%. PSBs contribute more than 50 per cent of the total credit given to MSMEs. Non banking finance companies (NBFCs) are another major source of funds to MSMEs, contributing about 30 per cent of the credit to MSMEs. Unfortunately, NBFCs are facing a great liquidity crunch which may further reduce their credit to MSMEs. Various studies have shown that more than 60% of MSMEs are sick and about 25% are under stress. It will not be an exaggeration to state that the very survival of MSME sector is at stake in the country. It is estimated that there are more than 6.3 crore MSME units which provide employment to more than 12 crore people directly and affect lives of about 25 crore people indirectly, which is next to agriculture sector in number. Hence, any slowdown in this sector has serious socio, economic and political implications in a democratic country like ours. The present Government is taking lot of initiatives to accelerate the development of the economy by promoting infrastructure sector in a big way but the pace of the reforms is yet to attain the desired momentum because of various external as well as internal constraints. It is heartening to note that present Government rightly believes that MSMEs are the backbone of Indian economy which had got step motherly treatment in the past, thanks to strong bargaining strength of large corporate sector. It is well acknowledged now by admirers and critics alike that Indian economy could minimise the impact of global recession in the last decade because of inherent strength of MSME sector. It will not be out of place to mention that MSMEs contributes about 30% of the GDP and more than 40% to our exports. However, following measures are suggested to provide relief to boost existing MSMEs: 1) The withdrawal of relaxation in Classification Norms w.e.f. March 31, 2015 for restructuring of deserving accounts where repayment is delayed because of factors beyond control of the borrowers has tied up the hands of banks from extending help by their accounts, which has deteriorated the situation. The NPA norms up to March 31, 2015 allowed banks to restructure deserving accounts without classifying them as NPA. So under the present norms banks are discouraged from restructuring even genuine cases. Its high time Government should take up this matter with RBI in view of large scale stress in the sector and allow relaxation in NPA norms to genuine borrowers. 2) The regulator should consider reviewing the PCA rules for banks and allow them for need based lending to MSMEs. 3) A package for MSMEs should be introduced allowing banks, some relaxation in NPA norms for loans to those borrowers who have been hit by demonetisation and in the transition to GST. Make in India, Stand up India and latest support and outreach programmes are the culmination of this thinking and realisation of the fact that MSMEs will not only create large scale employment and entrepreneurship but they will also reduce overdependence on agriculture and accelerate upliftment of socially/ economically deprived class hitherto. While welcoming all these initiatives it must be understood that they will take time to fructify. In contrast if serious efforts are made to revive/strengthen existing MSMEs, they will produce instant results. It may be humbly stated that time is of great political essence for economic development and more so when the present Government will be facing electorate very soon. (The author is a freelance writer on banking. [email protected] )
findmarketresearch.org 2018-11-13 03:18:00
Drums are rigid or semi-rigid cylindrical containers that are generally used for shipping and storage of liquid items. Drums are classified in three types on the basis of materials they are made with metal, fiber, and plastics. Plastic drums are lighter in weight than metal drums and can be kept in open conditions without the risk of rusting. Plastic drums are generally used for storing hazardous chemicals and goods because they are resistant to inert low pH levels. Plastic drums provide UV protection and do not leak easily that make them adequate for industrial, household and commercial purposes. Plastic drums have a wide range of end-use industry applications such as Agriculture, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Petroleum, Household, etc. Plastic drums are easy to handle, simple to empty and fill thus; they are appropriate for logistics and transportation. Plastics are malleable hence plastic drums can be efficiently designed meeting the particular shape and size for the specific application. Moreover, plastic drums are easy to recycle which gives them an edge over other types of drums. Some of the plastic drums are biodegradable and can be easily decomposed by microorganisms which in turn make them amiable to the environment. In addition, plastic drums can easily be reconditioned for reuse which makes them cost efficient. Plastic drums are expected to have escalated demands because of the evolution of industries which in turns increased the quality packaging at economical rates. The government norms for the adoption of biodegradable materials are expected to enhance the growth of plastic drums market further. With increased demand for chemicals and pharmaceuticals, the plastic drums market will have extraordinary growth rate. Plastic drums meet the requirement of chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers due to lightweight, durable, reliable yet cost-efficient rigid packaging product. Plastic drums market are expected a high increase because of the appropriateness of plastic drums for liquid packaging. In addition, plastic drums are generally unreactive to the chemical, oil, and lubricant present inside it. Availability of different color options and ease of printing on plastic drums make them convenient for both the manufacturers as well as the consumers. The increased demand for packaged food will endorse the growth of plastic drums market. Plastic drums market will experience further growth with the advancement of recycling and biodegradable packaging. Plastic accounts for the largest share in rigid bulk packaging materials. Plastic drums with continuous advancement and innovation provide the opportunity of even lesser weight with greater strength. Globally the Plastic drums market is segmented on the basis of material type, head type, capacity and end - use industry which are further segmented as - On the basis of material type, the global plastic drums market is segmented as - Polyethylene (PE),LDPE,LLDPE,HDPE,Polypropylene (PP),Others; On the basis of head type, the global plastic drums market is segmented as - Open head & Tight head; On the basis of capacity, the global plastic drums market is segmented as - Less than 10 gallons,10-30 gallons,30-55 gallons,55 gallons and above; On the basis of end - use industry, the global plastic drums market is segmented as - Food & Beverages,Chemical & Petrochemicals,Building and Construction,Agriculture,Pharmaceuticals,Oil and lubricants,Others Geographically the global plastic drums market has been divided into seven key regions as- North America,Latin America,Eastern Europe,Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ),Middle East & Africa (MEA),Japan The increased demand for chemical, and pharmaceutical sector in Asia Pacific region is expected to lead the plastic drums market. The Asia Pacific market is anticipated to dominate the global plastic drums market. The Europe and North America plastic drums market are expected to witness growth because of adoption of plastic drums in the rigid packaging industry. The markets in Middle East & Africa region is projected to represent lucrative opportunities for the global plastic drums market during the forecast period. Some of the key players operating in the global plastic drums market are - Greif, Inc.,FDL Packaging Group,Industrial Container Services, Inc.,Sonoco Products Company,SCHÃœTZ GmbH & Co. KGaA,Mauser Group B.V.,E-Con Packaging Pvt Ltd,Delta Containers Direct Limited Request to Report Methodology @ https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/askus/rep-gb-7217
indiatimes.com 2018-11-13 00:00:00
Agra: The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has issued notices to over 300 institutions"” including schools, hospitals, hotels private colonies, government bodies and other commercial units"” of five districts for 'violation of solid waste management rules'. This is the maximum number of violations that has surfaced in the Agra district. The board has warned of strict action if the required improvements are not made within 15 days. The list of violators that is available with TOI include"” Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra College, St John's College, Dayalbagh deemed university, RBS degree college, SN Medical College, Lady Lyall Hospital, Institute of Mental Health and Hospital, Military hospital etc. Under the solid waste management rules, 2016, all premises established over 5,000 square meter of land are required to make their own arrangement for segregation and disposal of waste. Besides Agra, 78 notices have been issued to bulk waste generators in Kanpur; 76 in Lucknow; 25 in Varanasi; and 38 in Gorakhpur. The national green tribunal (NGT) has defined bulk waste generators as those having average waste generation rate exceeding 100 kg per day "”all waste streams put together. According to the officials, the notices have been issued following a survey that had taken place all the districts. Talking to TOI, UPPCB member secretary Ashish Tiwari said, "So far, 319 notices have been issued to bulk waste generators of five districts for non-compliance of solid waste management rules, even after much delay. They have been asked to make time-bound improvement or develop a work plan, and provide details to the board within 15 days. Otherwise, legal action will be taken under the environment protection act, 1986." Under the solid waste management rules 2016, bulk waste generators are required to segregate and store the waste generated in three separate containers"” bio-degradable, non-biodegradable and domestic hazardous wastes. The bio-degradable should be processed and reused as compost or biogas. Non-biodegradable waste should be handed to waste collectors of the civic body. Segregated hazardous wastes should be handover to authorized waste pickers appointed by the civic bodies. According to the UPPCB officials, the waste generators, who have been issued notices, have no setup for conversion of green waste into compost. Besides, several institutes don't even segregate waste into three categories. Under the norms, UPPCB reserves the right to lodge FIR against managers of the bulk garbage generators for not following standard rules. Under the environment protection act, there is a provision of five-year imprisonment and a penalty of Rs 25,000 for mismanagement of solid waste causing pollution.