Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Funds for Pollution Abatement

Ministry of Environment and Forests11-April, 2017 20:20 IST
Funds for Pollution Abatement
“Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) / Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) monitors air quality across the country under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP). The NAMP network comprises of 680 monitoring stations located in 300 cities/towns covering 29 states and 6 union territories. State-wise details of funds released to various monitoring agencies during the years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 for ambient air quality monitoring as operational and maintenance cost under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP) (See Annexure).
United States Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) proposal regarding monitoring of air quality in the country largely entails exchange of technical expertise. Technical discussion with USEPA in this regard is an ongoing process and two meetings with USEPA in regard have already been held.
The Government has formulated the environmental regulations and statutes for management and control of pollution.  The Government has also laid down National Ambient Air Quality standards and notified 115 emission/effluent standards for 104 different sectors of industries, besides 32 general standards for ambient air.  The compliance and implementation of these provisions and standards by the polluting industries is mandatory and binding.  In so far as scheme for abatement of pollution is concerned, it allows for participation of Public as well as Private Sector.”
          This information was given by Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.


Annexure
Details of Payment Released to Various Monitoring Agencies under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP)

S.No.
Name of Monitoring Agency
2013-14
(Amount in Rs.)
2014-15
(Amount in Rs.)
2015-16
(Amount in Rs.)
2016-17
 (Amount in Rs.)
1.             
Andhra Pradesh SPCB
8450000
7666250
-
-
2.             
Assam SPCB
8690000
7842500
-
-
3.             

Chandigarh PCC

1986667
-
-
4113833
4.             
Chhattisgarh ECB
-
-
1526250
-
5.             
Gujarat SPCB
3809583
-
-
-
6.             

Goa SPCB

8882500
7125000
7789333
-
7.             
Jharkhand SPCB
-
-
-
-
8.             
Himachal Pradesh SEP & PCB
5578333
-
10128333
-
9.             
Karnataka SPCB
-
354167
6749583
-
10.         
Kerala SPCB
-
6474167
-
-
11.         
Maharashtra SPCB
7467083
-
-
16316919

12.         
Meghalaya SPCB
2297500
-
7845833
-
13.         
Madhya Pradesh SPCB
-
-
-
7984417
14.         
Mizoram SPCB
5931667
1765000
5413333
4253333
15.         
Nagaland SPCB
1360000
906667
-
3658667
16.         
Orissa SPCB
-
5734583
-
5872500
17.         
Punjab SPCB
-
7795417
-
-
18.         
Puducherry
-
-
-
5110333
19.         
Rajasthan SPCB
-
-
4218750
-
20.         
Tamil Nadu SPCB
4399166
2358333
-
-
21.         
Uttar Pradesh SPCB
9586667
-
7263333
-
22.         
Uttarakhand EP&PCB
3694334
-
4085833
-
23.         
NEERI
-
7047000
13612000
22288000
24.         
IIT Kanpur
450000
3709378
-
-

Note:- SPCB – State Pollution Control Board, SEP&PCB – State Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board, EP& PCB – Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board, PCC – Pollution Control Committee. NEERI is at present monitoring in 6 cities in 5 different states/Union territories namely Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

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