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Plans afoot to divide India into green zones

21 July 2011

India is set to get a new environment protection framework wherein national institutions will frame and monitor zonal disaster management plans to be implemented by the state governments. The new framework is aimed at reducing burden of district magistrates in environmental regulation and has an effective system to prevent ecological degradation.

Environment secretary T Chatterjee said the ministry was working out the new policy framework which could be evolved with the help of the state governments.

……”National institutions such as National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and Disaster Management Institute would be in-charge of preparing plans for different parts of India and then monitoring its implementation,” Chatterjee said.

India will be divided into different zones and a national institute will be in-charge of each zone. The institutes will first prepare a plan for each zone, which the industry falling in that zone will have to implement……

Read more: http://www.hindustantimes.com/Plans-afoot-to-divide-India-into-green-zones/Article1-723891.aspx

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Written by csirindia

July 23, 2011 at 8:35 am

Posted in NEERI

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