Preventing Marine Pollution

The University is committed to environmental safety. It adheres to all established legislations of the Government of India and other international bodies. Various acts help prevent pollution such as the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and other resources. The University follows all the Government guidelines to prevent pollution. The University is located close to the coast of Odisha and also it has many students and employees across its different campuses. Commonly all organic and inorganic wastes are disposed of to water bodies, and it has severe negative effects for both aquatic ecosystem and human because of biomagnification. The University has a standard operating procedure in handling wastes such that it does not pollute the environment and in particular the marine environment.


The University adheres to the following to ensure the marine and other ecosystem does not get polluted:

  • The University has an inclusive environment with all waste management facilities.
  • The University follows a policy of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, and as a part of that food waste is recycled into organic manure thus minimizing any risks to the population residing in the campus and its surroundings.
  • Through its waste to wealth infrastructure, A. used paper is utilized to create a new white paper. B. The waste cotton materials are used to make eco-friendly products like a paper plate, paper bowel, etc. C. The food and kitchen waste obtained from the university are utilized in a beautiful way to maintain biodiversity. These are converted into bio compost/biofertilizers. Ultimately at last the plants of the university are grown by organic fertilizer. D. The university is producing biogas from cow dung and plant waste.
  • The university is utilizing agricultural runoff by disinfecting the same to reduce water pollution.
  • The university has STP unit where the total wastewater of the university has been managed and the processed sedimented material in the STP unit is used in vermicomposting (Water prevention and control of pollution Act 1974)
  • The University adheres to Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules 2021, and E-Waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2018.

The above all enables the University that wastes are handled in a way of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle mode. None of the land-generated wastes from the University are disposed of in any marine or freshwater bodies.

Prevention of contamination of water from land:

  • At CUTM chemical pesticides are avoided.
  • The use of chemical fertilizers is minimized and bio-fertilizers are used.
  • Cleaning of water bodies is done for weeds, plastics, etc.
  • Hazardous wastes are disposed of through expert agencies who follow government rules for waste disposal strictly.