GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

 

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 519

TO BE ANSWERED ON 21/11/2016

QUESTION

Steps to get rid of pollution

 

519. DR. VINAY P. SAHASRABUDDHE:

 

Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state:

(a)    to what extent, Government is conscious of the situation and taking immediate steps to get rid of India’s own share in global pollution in view of a recently released report by World Bank, citing therein that 90 per cent of global population was reeling under an alarming level of pollution;

(b) whether any initiative is being taken to review the situation by establishing a coordination among Ministries of Commerce and Industry, Road Transport and Highways, MSME, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and

(c)    if so, the details thereof?

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE

(Shri Anil Madhav Dave)

 

 

(a)   Government is aware of a report bought out by the World Bank in 2016 claiming that global population is reeling under alarming level of pollution. The methodology of the study is based on combining data from ground monitoring with satellite observations and chemical transport models. Actual research study was not done and research data is not available.

 

(b)   & (c) Pollution control activities require an integrated approach and participation from various Ministries like Ministries of Commerce and Industry, Road Transport and Highways, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) etc. MoEF&CC is coordinating regularly on the matter with various Ministries concerned.  MoEF&CC has notified 56 emission and 45 effluent standards in respect of 77 categories of industries, in addition to 30 other standards for ambient air, noise and water discharge notified after consultation with stakeholders including relevant Ministries.

 

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