Explain the role of government in waste management.
The government is hot just the protector of the country’s environment but also has a major responsibility for sustaining environmental conscience. The government’s environmental policy focusses on the following areas:
(i) The check degradation of land and water through wasteland management and restorations of river water quality programmes.
(ii) To monitor development through environmental impact assessment studies of major project proposals; and
(iii) To make laws and acts for environment protection and to initiate penal measures against those who violate these laws.