CPCB invites inputs, suggestions, comments regarding draft guidelines for carcass disposal

Oct 28, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has invited inputs, suggestions, comments regarding draft guidelines for carcass disposal. This guideline outlines available methods for carcass utilization, the related environmental issues and the required pollution control measures to be implemented and the way forward to address issues related to carcass disposal in the country. The draft guidelines require carcasses of livestock to be disposed of in incinerators and municipal authorities must ensure that such facilities are set up and made available.

Detailed guidelines are as follows:-

• Carcass should be used by adopting rendering process or incineration and priority may be given to carcass utilization plant which are run by adopting rendering process at all the major towns to process the dead animal carcasses.

• Disposal through deep burial method may be adopted where rendering/incineration facility is yet to be developed. 

• Concerned authority should ensure that necessary infrastructure for disposal of carcass is set under their jurisdiction. 

• The implementing agencies shall include Municipalities, Department of Animal husbandry of states.

Whoever throws carcasses at any place shall be punished on the spot with a fine in the range of Rs. 100 to Rs. 5000 as may be prescribed by the State Government or by municipal authorities under the byelaws for various types of waste generators from time to time. The amount of fine if not paid on the spot shall be recoverable as arrears of property tax.

The inputs or suggestions regarding draft guidelines for carcass disposal can be sent to [email protected] before November 15, 2020. 


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