Hazardous Waste, Jammu


Hazardous Waste means any waste which by reason of any of its physical, chemical, toxic, reactive flammable, explosive or corrosive characteristics causes danger or is likely to cause danger to health or environment, whether alone or when in contact with other waste or substances.

In Jammu & Kashmir, there are 342 hazardous waste generating units. The major industrial processes, generating hazardous waste in the state are:

  • Recyclers
  • Pesticide Formulation
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation
  • Steel Rolling Mills
  • Paper and Pulp
  • Paints and Inks etc

The hazardous waste generated by the units is being stored, within the unit premises, in the absence of a Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility (TSDF). In specific cases, permission for transportation of hazardous waste to a TSDF outside the state is granted. The authorization in some cases is also granted for recycling, reuse and reprocessing of hazardous waste.

J&K State Industrial Corporation (SIDCO) has notified 80 kanals of land for setting up of an Integrated Common Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, Disposal and Recycling facility (ICHWTSDRF) at Phase-II, Industrial Growth centre (IGC), Samba in village Mandhera, Tehsil and District Samba. Environmental Clearance has been granted by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India.

Table 1: Quantification of Hazardous Waste Generating Units of Jammu Province

S.No Location No. of Units Quantification (MT/year) Landfill (MTA) Recyclable (MTA) Incinerable (MTA)
1) Ind. Complex Bari Brahmna 111 4693.97 3824.66 824.55 43.79
2) Ind. Estate Gangyal & Digiana 58 1469.46 257.16 1210.18 2.25
3) Other areas of Jammu 13 342.33 137.04 135.29 70
4) Ind. Growth Centre Samba 57 1724.26 201.96 1510.54 12.86
5) Birpur/Other areas of Samba 31 17.90 8.86 7.44 1.52
6) Ind. Estate Kathua 62 6201.84 3918.63 2263.77 18.23
7) IID Centre Udhampur 10 519.29 469.15 50.10 0.03
Total 342 149669.05 8817.46 6001.87 148.68

(Data Source: State Pollution Control Board, Jammu and Kashmir)




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