Environmentally Sound Management of Medical Wastes in India

Project Summary

To reduce and ultimately eliminate the releases of unintentionally produced POPs (UP-POPs) and other globally harmful pollutants into the environment and assist India in implementing its relevant obligations under the Stockholm Convention. The proposed project will promote the country-wide adoption of BAT/BEP in the healthcare institutions of widely differing in their complexity and size as well as in the evolving medical waste management infrastructure and industry in a manner that protects human health and reduces adverse environmental impacts.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF), India
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
250,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
30,444,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,000,000 USD
Total Cost 40,694,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
15 Sep 2008
Preparation Grant Approved
15 Apr 2009
Concept Approved
30 Jun 2010
Project Approved for Implementation
21 Sep 2011
Project closed
31 Oct 2016