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PROJECT OPERATIONS MANUAL

Environmental sustainability is likely to be the next greatest challenge on India's development path, adding to the list of priority needs to reduce disparity, eliminate poverty and promote social cohesion. Experts also believe that manufacturing sector will play an important role in future economic growth, where cleaner production and minimizing waste are likely to define the sustainability of industrial growth. With regards to hazardous waste management, illegal and clandestine dumping of industrial waste is a common practice in many states.  While a large number of chemically contaminated sites exist in the country, the regulating authorities face number of challenge before formulating a national level strategy. These challenges include a) a lack of sufficient information on the quality and risks of legacy pollution and accumulated waste; b) no methodology for risk assessment to help establish priorities in clean up investments; c) absence of effective tracking system for monitoring the process and enforcement of regulations to prevent secondary contamination; d) limited public awareness of the health risks; and e) underdeveloped common infrastructure for safe containment or disposal of hazardous waste. ..More .........(PROJECT OPERATIONS MANUAL)


Capacity Building for Industrial Pollution Management, Government of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests

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Last updated: 07/01/11.