I. Biodiversity Conservation
National Policy and Macro-level Action Strategy on Biodiversity Conservation framed.
II. Pollution Control
Action plan for controlling pollution from tanneries launched.
Industrial Zoning Regulation strengthened.
Air and water quality monitoring intensified.
Defaulting industries put on notice to undertake pollution control measures within stipulated timeframe.
Procedure for registration of recyclers possessing environmentally sound management capabilities established for processing of non-ferrous metallic wastes and waste oil.
III. Noise Prevention and Control
Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 under the Environment Protection Act formulated.
Noise standards for automobiles and portable generator sets notified.
Standards for fire crackers notified.
IV. Urban Afforestation
City afforestation drive for pollution control launched in Tamil Nadu.
V. Clean Technology
Draft notification for phasing out ozone depleting substances prepared.
International grants successfully negotiated for phasing out production of chloro-fluorocarbons.
VI. Sewage Treatment
Sewage Treatment Plants at Gurgaon, Faridabad and Vrindavan commissioned.
VII. Wildlife Conservation
Centre for Conservation Education established in Goa.
Olive Ridley Turtles Conservation Programme launched in coastal States.
Action plan for conservation of migratory birds finalised.
Potential areas for mangrove afforestation identified.
IX. Projects in North-East
Programme for tribal people development and biodiversity conservation introduced in Manipur.
Action Plan for urban pollution control drawn up for Guwahati.
X. Simplification of Procedures
Draft rules for introducing uniformity in industrial consent procedures for discharging effluents and emissions notified.
XI. Public Awareness
4,000 NGOs financially assisted for creating environmental awareness.
Small grants programme for strengthening local organisations towards community based initiatives launched.
Please also see Ministry’s Website at http://envfor.nic.in