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Guidelines on Odour Monitoring & Management in Urban Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfill Site

Clean and natural air, is essential for sustainable civilization and treated as fundamental rights throughout the world. Presence of any air pollutants or odour affects the natural quality of air thereby affecting normal life of living beings. In India, regulatory frameworks have been implemented for prevention and control of air pollutants through the enforcement of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981 and Environment (Protection) Act 1986. However, no regulation has been made for abatement and control of odour which is now becoming cause of major problem in urbanization and industrialization. In urban areas, odour related issues are mainly related with municipal waste disposal facilities. Recognizing the urgent need for abatement of odour from municipal waste disposal facilities in urban sector, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has taken initiation for Development of Guidelines. For this purpose, a Project on Development of Guidelines on Odour Monitoring and Management in Urban Municipal Solid Waste Landfill site was awarded by CPCB to JM EnviroNet (P) Ltd. (JMEPL) with specific and define Terms of Reference (ToR)