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Regulators Programme

Environmental Governance in South Asia

March 3-14, 2014 Two-week course conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment under the Indian Ministry of External Affairs’ ITEC programme Objective: To be informed and updated about regulatory best practices in South Asia.

Training in Sri Lanka for CEA officers

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New vehicular emissions norms in Sri Lanka

Much of the environmental issues related to the transport sector in Sri Lanka are associated with urban environment, and have been reported from the Colombo Metropolitan area and Kandy urban center which is the second largest city in Sri Lanka. Of these, air pollution due to vehicle emission, exacerbated by traffic congestion and condition of the fleet are two of the major issues that have emerged in recent years.

CSR becomes Mandatory, Lok Sabha nod to Companies Bill 2012

Lok Sabha finally approved the impending Companies Bill 2012 on 18th December 2012. The bill tabled in the winter session of the parliament by Ministry of Corporate Affairs supersedes the five decade old Companies Act, 1956 and contains several new provisions and amendments.

Odisha PCB's endeavour to curb air pollution

In a bid to abate air pollution from the burgeoning number of industries, Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has initiated a scheme of installing online emission monitoring system (EMS) for measuring air pollutants in industries.  

Training Programme for Environmental Regulators Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement February 1-28, 2013

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WASTE MANAGEMENT POLICY IN BHUTAN

The Waste Prevention and Management Regulation, 2012, which came into effect on 18 April 2012 in Bhutan is a comprehensive regulation for the waste minimization and management. It establishes various agencies and monitoring authorities for the effective implementation of this regulation, and is applied to all point sources and/or point of origin of different types of waste and their management.

CPCB's Real time water quality monitoring

In order to eliminate problems associated with manual water quality monitoring, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has planned to go for hi-tech solution. CPCB is planning to install ‘Real Time Water Quality Monitoring Network’ across Ganga Basin for testing ten parameters. The Ganga is the largest and the most important river of India, with its watershed covering 10 Indian states, namely Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.

Project using CCTV cameras impactful at GPCB, but manpower shortage an issue

The Delhi Chapter of Indian Association for Air Pollution Control was held on September 23rd 2012. In the meeting, Mr. D.M. Thakar, Deputy Environment Engineer, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) shared some successes of the Ahmedabad Air Pollution Control Plan. Amongst these, what was highly appreciated was the use of CCTV cameras for live monitoring of emissions from smoke stacks at industrial units.