POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD
Kalpataru Point, 3rd and 4th floor, Sion Matunga Scheme
Road No. 8,
Opp Cine Planet Cinema, Near Sion Circle, Sion (East), Mumbai
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Management of Batteries
and Handling) Rule 2001
Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India has notified
Batteries (Management and Handling) Rule 2001 which are applicable
to all battery manufactures, importers, re-conditioners, assemblers.
Dealers. Recyclers, auctioneers, consumers and Bulk Consumers.
It is mandatory on the part of all battery manufacturers,
importers, re-conditioners, assemblers, dealers, recyclers,
auctioneers, consumers & bulk consumers to ensure that
the used batteries are collected back against the sale of
new batteries. Similar responsibilities are also cast upon
the battery dealer, bulk consumers, consumers & recyclers
under these rules.
It has come to the notice of Maharashtra Pollution Control
Board that battery manufacturers, importers, assemblers. Dealers.
Recyclers, auctioneers, consumers and Bulk Consumers do not
return back the used lead batteries as required under the
above rules and even are
engaged in selling such used batteries
to lead battery smelting units in an unauthorized way. The
Board has taken a serious note of such violation & illegal
activities which is punishable under the provisions of Environment
(Protection) Act, 1986.
By this notice all concerned persons, organizations are directed
to comply with the provisions of Batteries (Management and
Handling) Rule 2001 & to return the used batteries to
the respective dealers. The bulk consumers are directed to
sale the old used lead batteries only to those lead recyclers
having authorization of the Central Pollution Control Board.
The compliance in this regard shall be submitted to the Maharashtra
Pollution Control Board on or before 30th June &31st December
every year. Non-compliance will attract legal action under
the provisions of Environment (Protection) Act 1986 &
the aforesaid rules.