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Strengthening Environmental Governance

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Regional Roundtable Consultation

Patiala, Punjab:  September 13, 2014

Centre for Science and Environment had published a report titled ‘Turnaround: Reform Agenda for the Environment Regulators of India’, highlighting the capacity gaps prevailing at State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) in 2009. We identified lack of trained humanpower, financial constraints, lengthy legal processes, weak penal provisions and non-transparent functioning as some of the core reasons for poor performance of the SPCBs. In a nutshell, we recommended that SPCBs be “professionalised”.

Five years hence, we revisited the study; but this time to look at the functional capacity gaps. The SPCBs are vested with huge powers in the different acts, laws and legislations of the country. We analysed the laws and grouped the responsibilities of SPCBs in four major areas -- regulatory, advisory, data management and capacity building of stakeholders, and research and development. The functional areas were further analysed with respect to the capacity gaps existing at the individual, organisational and system/policy level to comprehend why it is difficult for SPCBs to fulfill their mandate. We’ve investigated whether the performance of SPCBs will improve if these dots were joined.

CSE organized a regional roundtable consultation in Patiala, Punjab on 13th September 2014 to discuss the findings of our study. The Consultation was held to elicit the responses of SPCBs and other stakeholders on this report. The Consultation was also attended by members of civil society and industry professionals who gave their perspectives in the reforms required for strengthening environmental governance. The participants came out with very good suggestions and recommendations which CSE intends to take forward for better environmental governance in this country. 

 

 
List of participants    
     

Dr. Charanjit Singh
Pollution Control Control Board
Email: charanjitnabha1962@gmail.com

H.K. Parwana
Retired from Pollution Control Control Board
Email: hkparwana@yahoo.com

Rakesh Kumar Gupta
Punjab Pollution Control Board
Email: seehwmppcb@gmail.com

Gulshan Rai
Punjab Pollution Control Board
Email: ceeludhiana@gahoo.com

Pawan
Punjab Pollution Control Board

D. K. Dva
RIMT Mandi Gobindgarh
Email: dkdva2003@yahoo.co.in

Ashok Sharma
CEO, Shivalik Waste Management Ltd
Email - ashok.sharma@tatvaglobal.com

Shailendra Dwivedi
GIZ

Koyel Kumar Mandal
GIZ

 

Ashok Sharma
CEO, Shivalik Waste Management Ltd
Email - ashok.sharma@tatvaglobal.com

R.K. Thukral
Trident Ltd
Email: rk.thukral@tridentindia.com

Gurwant Singh
Small Scale Industrialists & Traders Association
Email: sgurwant@gmail.com

Dr Amar Singh Azad
Kheti Virasat Mission Punjab
Email: azadamarsingh@gmail.com

Sandeep Bhaskar
Trident Limited
Email: sandeepbhaskar@tridentindia.com

Nazar Singh Manshahir
Punjab Pollution Control Board
Email: manshahir07@yahoo.com

Daksha Gupta
Retired Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board
Email: dakshagupta2000@yahoo.co.uk

S.K Rastogi
Shreyans Industries limited
Email: spm@shreyansgroup.com

 

 

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