About Environment Sustainability Management(ESM) Cell
The environmental sustainability management (ESM) cell has been established to recognize and solve the problems arising from human impact on the campus environment, which retroacts onto human society by having a negative impact on human values such as good health or the 'clean and green' environment. Maharshi Dayanand University realizes sustainable and holistic waste management essential in reducing its environmental footprint and providing a safe and healthy work environment for teaching and non-teaching employees, students, and visitors. The ESM cell has a duty to ensure that all the campus wastes are disposed off responsibly by using proper waste segregation mechanism at the source and if possible, converting it into value added environment friendly product.
The ESM cell adopts the principles of the ‘best practicable environmental option’ in the delivery of its waste management services. The ESM cell applies a ‘waste hierarchical approach’, to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover waste products in preference to the disposal of waste to landfill. The cell recognises the importance of meeting these legal requirements and to manage its waste responsibly, reduce the volume of waste sent to landfill and maximise reuse and recycling where possible. The University requires all the teaching and non-teaching staff, students, guests and anyone else making use of the premises to comply with this Policy and associated “University Environmental Guidance” to ensure compliance with all waste legislations. Any solid waste generated in the campus shall be managed and handled in accordance with the compliance criteria and the procedure laid down in Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 1999, published under the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests number S.O. 783(E),dated, the 27th September, 1999 in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii).
The Objectives of The ESM Cell
- To ensure that waste management is performed in accordance with all waste legislative requirements, including the duty of care, and to plan for future legislative changes and to mitigate their effects.
- To minimise waste generation at source and facilitate repair, reuse and recycling over the disposal of wastes in a cost effective manner.
- To provide clearly defined roles and responsibilities to identify and co-ordinate each activity of the waste management.
- To promote environmental awareness in order to increase and encourage waste minimisation, reuse and recycling.
- To invest into the expansion of recycling opportunities on the University campus and transform waste into value added products.
- To ensure the safe handling and storage of wastes on University campus.
- To provide appropriate training for teacher, resident, staff, students and other stakeholders on waste management issues.
- To promote holistic approach of waste management in the campus.
Coordinator ESM Cell
Prof. Rajesh Dhankar
Name & Designation
Prof. Rajesh Dhankar, Head Department of Environment Science
Coordinator ESM Cell
Prof. Pushpa Dahiya, Dean Life Science
Dr. G. P. Saroha, Director UCC
Dr. Krishna Kant Sharma, Department of Microbiology
Dr. Surender Singh Yadav, Department of Botany
Mr. J. S. Dahiya, XEN