Polluted industrial clusters to be ranked

 
A comprehensive Environment Protection Index, based on the study of about 80 industrial clusters from across the country will be released on December 21, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said.

“The idea is to identify them and ensure better or revised enforcement of regulations,” he said.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in collaboration with IIT-Delhi is in the process of developing yardsticks to be applicable at the national level on the industrial clusters in the country.

“Each of the industrial clusters will be ranked may be on a scale of 0-100; ranking will be based on their sensitivity towards the environment. All available data on issues like water and air pollution, biodiversity conservation, land degradation and waste management are being assessed by scientists,” an Environment Ministry official said.

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