Effluents Standards for Pharmaceutical Industry
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After the Bhopal gas Tragedy 1986 the government of India enacted the Environmental protection Act 1986 under Article 253 of the constitution. This Act come into force on 19th November 1986, It has 26 sections. The main purpose of introducing this act is to improve, protect environment condition and the matter therewith. The Act is an “umbrella” legislation designed to provide a framework for central government coordination of the activities of various central and state authorities established under previous laws, such as the Water Act and the Air Act.
In year 2009 Ministry of Environment and Forest had issued a Notification
In exercise of the power conferred by sections 6 and 25 of Environment (protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the environment (protection)Act, 1986 namely:-
These rules may be called The environment (protection) third amendment rules, 2009
- In environment (protection) rules, 1986, in schedule I-
Serial Number 39 and the entries relating there to, shall be omitted and
In serial number 73 and the entries relating thereto-
For existing heading, the following heading shall be substituted, namely:-
“Pharmaceutical (Manufacturing and formulation) Industry”
- For series number i and ii and their entries relating thereto under columns 3 & 4 the following entries shall respectively be substituted namely:
Limiting concentration in mg/1 Except for pH
|oil & grease||10|
|BOD(3days 27* c)||100*|
|Total suspended solids||100|
|Bioassay test||90% survival of fish after first 96 hrs in 100%* effluent*|
(ii) Additional parameter
|Compulsory parameter||Limiting concentration in mg/1 Except for pH|
* The BOD and COD limit shall be30mg/1 and 250mg/1 respectively, if treated effluent is discharged directly into fresh water body i.e. canal, river, steam or lake
**The Bioassay Test shall be conducted as per IS:6582-1971.
Parameters listed as additional parameters shall be prescribed depending upon the process and product
Limit for total dissolved solids in effluent shall be prescribed by the concerned pollution control board/ pollution control committee depending upon the recipient water body.