NCPB issues guidelines for environmental management of dairy farms and gaushalas

Sep 17, 2021 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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EHS Compliance

The Central Pollution Control Board, Nagaland (NCPB) has issued guidelines for environmental management of dairy farms and gaushalas. Dairy Farms/Gaushalas are categorized on basis of nos. of Bovine animals in a Diary/Gaushalas located in urban, peri-urban & rural area. 

• Guidelines for Waste Management in Dairy Farms located in Urban & Peri-urban Area

• Dung from floor of shed should be collected at regular interval, to keep floor clean. Surrounding areas should also be cleaned regularly to prevent obnoxious smell in area.

• Premises and its surrounding areas should be properly sanitized and disinfected, e.g. by sprinkling crushed lime.

• Water should be judiciously used for bathing of bovines and other services including floor cleaning to contain wastewater quantity to 100 litres/day/bovine.

• Animal housing should be ventilated allowing sufficient supply of fresh air to remove humidity, dissipate heat and prevent build-up of gases such as methane, carbon dioxide, ammonia, etc.

• Good housekeeping practices like maintaining proper sanitary conditions, protecting dung from unwanted pests/insects should be followed in order to minimize odor nuisance.

• Guidelines for Waste Management in Dairy Farms located in Rural Area

• Dung should be collected & stored properly for its utilization. It should be used as compost in field or in making dung wood or vermi-compost. Biogas production may be practiced wherein cluster as a source of energy for rural area.

• Water should be judiciously used to contain wastewater quantity to 100 litres/day/ bovine.

• Animal housing should be ventilated allowing sufficient supply of fresh air to remove humidity, dissipate heat and prevent build-up of gases.

• Siting criteria will be applicable for new establishment. Existing establishments should take appropriate environmental friendly practices as per Guidelines. Dairy farm shall be setup as per siting policy/guidelines of local administration.

• Guidelines for Waste Management in Gaushalas

• Dung from floor of shed should be collected at regular interval, so as to keep floor clean. Surrounding areas should also be cleaned regularly to prevent obnoxious smell in area.

• Water should be judiciously used for bathing of bovines and other services to contain wastewater quantity to 50 litres/day/bovine.

• Animal housing should be ventilated allowing sufficient supply of fresh air to remove humidity, dissipate heat and prevent build-up of gases.

 


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