New Delhi,5 May:An Inception Workshop for the development of a National Implementation Plan of Stockholm convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) has been organized tomorrow. It will be a first step to prepare implementation mechanism in India.Discussions at presentation will be made on different topics such as Alternatives to POPs Pesticides, Implementation mechanism of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) project Development in India, Work plan of the project, Inventory of intentionally produced POP’s Pesticides including DDT, PCBs, Dioxin, furans in air, water, land, waste, stock and regulatory mechanism and infrastructure capacity.
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants was adopted in the Conference of Plenipotentiaries held at Stockholm on 22-23 May, 2001. It focuses on reducing and eliminating the production/use and release of 12 chemicals include – aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and furans and continued use of DDT. The Stockholm Convention has come into force for India on April 13, 2006. India signed the Convention on 14th May, 2002.
GEF has sanctioned US $ 3,074,700 for India’s National Implementation Plan (NIP) Project with project duration of two years. The Project documents has been signed on 8th November, 2007 by GEF Operation Focal Points in India.