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Strengthening Environmental Governance

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Regional Roundtable Consultation

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

20th September, 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, CSE in collaboration with GIZ 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-GIZ organized a regional roundtable consultation in Patiala, Punjab on 20th 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 meeting was presided by Shri J S Yadav, Member Secretary, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board and 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-GIZ intend to take forward for better environmental governance in this country.

 

 
List of participants    
     

Deo Datt Singh
People’s Action for National Integration (Pani).
Email:ceopani@gmail.com

Sudhakar Tiwari
Indo-Gulf Fert & Ultratech Cement Ltd.
Email:sudhakar.tiwari37@gmail.com

Dr. Rajeev
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board
Email:ceoadmin@uppcb.com

Dr. G.N. Garg
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board
Email:drgngarg@rediffmail.com

Ajay Sharma
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board
Email:rolucknow@uppcb.com

A.K. Gupta
India Pesticides Ltd.
Email:info@indiapesticideslimited.com

Dr. D.C. Gupta
Member SEAC, Uttar Pradesh
Email:dr_dcgupta@rediffmail.com

Dr. Akhlaq Husain
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board
Email:ceo3@uppcb.com

P.K. Agrawal
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board
Email:pkagr1962@gmail.com

Tanzar Ullah Khan
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board
Email:rokanpur@uppcb.com

Chandra Bhan Verma
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board

 

Sunil Kumar Singh
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board
Email: sksingh195647@gmail.com / ceoi@uppcb.com

Nishi Kumar Chauhan
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board
Email:n.k.chauhan09@gmail.com

Dr. Dhananjay Singh
Indian Institute of Engineering & Technology (IIT)
Email:dhananjay.singh@ietlucknow.ac.in

S.R. Sachan
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board
Email: srsachan28@gmail.com

Dr. M.Z. Hasan
Directorate of Environment
Email:sepdirlo@yahoo.com

PP Srivastava
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board
Email:clo@uppcb.com

S M A Rizvi
Indo Gulf Fertilizers
Email: s.rizvi@adityabirla.com

Prakash Narain Tandon
Eneardis Rite Electronics Pvt. Ltd
Email: pkvedu@gmail.com

Shailendra Dwivedi
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Koyel Kumar Mandal
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

 

 

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