PETA hails India’s first online waste exchange platform launched by Andhra Pradesh

PETA hails India’s first online waste exchange platform launched by Andhra Pradesh

The Indian wing of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ( PETA) has praised Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for launching an online waste exchange platform which will help the authorities monitor the movement of hazardous waste real-time using the tools incorporated in the platform.

Tweeting about this one of a kind initiative taken up by the AP Government, the official handle of PETA India said , "Thank you @ysjagan , we are sure this will help animals too."

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the online waste exchange platform of AP Environment Management Corporation (APEMC) on the eve of “World Environment Day 2020” on 5th June 2020.

Andhra Pradesh which was hit by an industrial gas leakage on 7 May at LG Polymers in Visakhapattanam has a big number of industries falling under red and orange categories.

These industries generate significant quantities of liquid waste, hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste and air pollutants. They also generate other wastes also like E-waste and many more, which need to be addressed.

It has been proposed by the Government to set up A.P. Environment Management Corporation as a Government Company to handle industrial waste, from its generation until the end of its lifecycle.

The Andhra Pradesh Environment Management Corporation (APEMC) will work in close coordination with Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB), with a strong regulatory framework to handle the waste from cradle to grave.

APPCB will consider and make necessary provisions for industries/organisations to hand over the waste generated by their units, which cannot be treated within their premises, to APEMC for management of waste, in accordance with Environmental Rules & Regulations.