New Delhi:Environmental education, awareness and training are important scheme of the Ministry of Environment and Forests for enhancing the understanding of people at all the levels about the relationship between the human beings and the environment and to develop the capabilities to improve and protect the environment.
There are different terms and conditions for NGOs who join this project. We present here respective terms and conditions for them in a series.There are various schemes to encourage the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to participate in environmental projects of the Ministry of Environment and Forests. They are Environmental Research Promotion including National Natural Resources Management System (NNRMS); Pollution Control Projects; Greening India Scheme under National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board; Conservation; Environment Education, awareness and Centres of excellence scheme; Environmental Information System (ENVIS); Animal Welfare and National River Conservation Project (NRCP).Terms and conditions and eligibility criteria for funding vary for different types of NGOs.
Pollution Control Projects
Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs)
Criteria for Consideration for Assistance
i) CETPs in industrial estates or in a cluster of Small Scale Industrial units are encouraged.
ii) Central Assistance will be available only for clusters of SSIs.
iii) Projects for assistance will be prioritised on the basis of :
– Toxicity of pollutants
– Pollution load being generated and to be treated; and
– Number of units covered
iv) The CETPs are to be set up and managed by the State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (by whatever name known) or through an appropriate institution including a cooperative body of the concerned units as may be decided by the State Governments/SPCBs concerned.
v) The project should be self-supporting for repayment of the loan and meeting operation and maintenance costs.
vi) The project must formulate adequate institutional arrangements for cost sharing, recovery of dues and management and ensure observance of prescribed standards.
vii) The scheme must have the technical recommendation of the State Pollution Control Boards.
viii) The CETP project should have the conveyance system from the individual units to the CETP.
ix) Sludge characteristics (i.e. hazardous Vs. non-hazardous) from the primary and secondary treatment of the CETP should be estimated. Therefore, the CETP should have a sludge management plan which should be prepared based on the sludge characterisation and be documented in the feasibility report of the CETP project.
x) Possibility of recycling/reusing the treated effluent from the CETPs by the member units should be explored and be documented in the feasibility report of the CETP project.
xi) An environmental management and monitoring plan/programme to be prepared for the CETP and be documented in the feasibility report of the CETP project.
xii) A legal agreement between the CETP Co. and its member units to be executed be reflected in the feasibility report of the CETP project.
xiii) The cost recovery formula developed for the CETP project should be ratified by all members and be documented in the feasibility report of the CETP project.
xiv) Necessary clearance be obtained from the concerned State Pollution Control Board for discharging the treated effluent and be reflected in the feasibility report of the CETP project.
xv) All hazardous waste facilities associated with these CETPs should obtain clearance from the concerned State Pollution Control Board and be documented in the feasibility report of the CETP project.