Despite the inaguration, Mr Acharya said he would take a call on the project's implementation after the UNIDO submitted a detailed framework.

To reduce Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) from biomedical waste, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has launched a project titled "Enviornmental sound management of medical waste" in five states including Karnataka.

Although chairperson of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) Vaman Acharya inaugurated the project on Monday, he openly criticised the project and said he was not sure if the project should be implemented in Karnataka as medical waste management was much better in the State.

"This project is of no use in our State because we have gone much ahead in the field of medical waste management. I had said this in the past too. Please relook at the criteria on the basis of which the States are selected for the project and give us a clear proposal on what has to be done," Dr Acharya told the visiting UNIDO officials.

Although during his address, Mr Acharya said the project would take off on Monday, he later told The Hindu that he would take a call on its implementation after the UNIDO officials gave a detailed framework on what has to be done.