Chapter V – Environmental and Social Issues and Mitigation Measure

  • bad odor and stench.
  • Ensure that livestock market has improvement of drainage network as standard item
  • Ensure that livestock sheds have proper air circulation and ventilation
Waste management and disposal While a large amount of generated organic waste is sold, contractors do not clean the market yard – they only collect the useful waste.
  • Large amount of wastes generated in the form of dung, feed and fodder on the market day could rot and form unhygienic conditions.
  • Current practice of  auctioning the wastes to a contractor to be streamlined
  • Add a clause in the contract for waste collection on cleaning of the market
  • Opportunity to convert the useful waste to energy or bio-fertilizer/ vermi-compost be exploited; since both feed and dung is available.
Bio-medical wastes Currently there is no generation of bio-medical wastes and if there is any, it is disposed off along with other wastes.
  • With the inclusion of vet care and breeding services there is likely to be generation of bio medical waste.
  • If not segregated at source this is likely to create complication in waste management and could be a potential health risk for the workers.
  • Follow the guidelines on segregation and disposal of bio-medical waste as per the government regulation.
  • Give responsibility for monitoring of biomedical waste disposal to a member of the market committee.
Table 1f: Component IV – Promotion of Aqua Mart
Usage and disposal of fisheries allied equipments – nets and hooks, especially at the harvesting sites and waterbodies Most of fisheries related equipment is plastic material. The team observed that after usage these materials are just dumped by the bank of the water body. While, there is an opportunity to recycle or re-use the waste material for repair purposes in organized fisheries set up like aqua mart, currently it is not being exploited.
  • There is threat of pollution of water bodies