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randomthoughts on induction and use of technology in Pollution control

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  • 1. GIS or No GIS
  • 2. Let me share with you a small slide show I found in my mail box. It goes like this......... Before we brood over the topic ...
  • 3. COMMUNICATIONS WITHOUT LIMITS!! Welcome to the era of ...
  • 4.  … rrring  Any one day in any modern office
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  • 7. - Just a minute, let me check. -NICOOOLE, ... WHAT’S MY E-MAIL ADDRESS?
  • 8. - No, no, that’s my home e-mail address! - Listen, I can’t find it. Let me check and call you back.
  • 9. - Oh!... You’re going for lunch... OK, I’ll send you the address by fax. You’ll have it when you get back. OK?
  • 10. OK. So give me your fax number. - What! You don’t know it?
  • 11. - OK, here’s what we’ll do. You e-mail me your fax number and I’ll fax you my e-mail address. - No, that won’t work. Wait, I’m getting mixed up... Let me think...
  • 12. So… Hum… OK… Well… Yeah…
  • 13. - What’s your cell-phone number? - Oh, your battery is dead ... Mine too...
  • 14. - OK, listen, here’s what we’ll do... - You charge your cell-phone battery, I’ll call you in a couple of hours and leave you my e-mail address in your voice mail.
  • 15. - Then you take my e-mail address in your voice mail and you e-mail me your fax number.
    • Then I can fax you my e-mail address .
  • 16. - That’s plan A. Now for plan B! I send myself an e-mail to see what my e-mail address is and then I record a message for you in my voice mail....
  • 17. … when you get it, you send me the answer on my pager... … so then, I send you a fax with my e-mail address.
  • 18. - Complicated? No, it’s not at all complicated.
    • We just need a bit of coordination... and luck...
  • 19.
    • There’s also a third possibility that’s much simpler: plan C...
    • You send me the contract directly by express messenger.
    • Yeah!... It’s the best plan strategically speaking...
  • 20. - But actually, I have a small question... … what was I supposed to send you by e-mail? My e-mail address, my fax number, my cell number, pager, telephone?
  • 21. - Oh! You don’t remember either. - It would probably be a good idea to have periodic bilateral coordination meetings concerning protocols for internal communications.
  • 22.
    • But anyway,
    • since your office is at the other end of the corridor,
    • I’ll come by to pick it up in 2 minutes...
    • OK? Bye!
  • 23. And the moral… Thanks to technology, we can now waste time with an efficiency until now unimaginable, all in the name of saving time…
  • 24. Can technology work on it’s own? Acceptability ? Adaptability ? Applicability? What is the priority?
  • 25. Topmost priority of Pollution control board is to enforce Environmental Laws
    • and to discharge functions entrusted by the Government towards
    • the Pollution Prevention, Control & Mitigation
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  • 26. Enforcement of Environmental Laws
    • The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act,1974
    • as amended up till 1988
    • The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Rules,1975 Amendment Rules1988
    • The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess Act,1977
    • as amended up till 1991
    • The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess Rules,1978
    • The Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act,1981
    • as amended up till 1991
    • The Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Rules,1982
    • Union Territories Rules1983
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  • 27. Enforcement of Environmental Laws
    • The Environment (Protection) Act,1986 [Umbrella Act]
    • The Hazardous Wastes( Management & Handling ) Rules,1989, and the Amendment Rules 2000 & 2003.
    • The Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules,1989.
    • The Rules for Manufacture, Use, Import, Export & Storage of Hazardous Microbes, Genetically Engineered Micro- organisms (GEMS) or Cells,1989 .
    • The Environmental Impact assessment Notification,1994 and 1997.
    • The Bio-Medical Wastes( Management & Handling ) Rules,1998 & Amendment Rules2000.
    • The Recycled Plastics Manufacture & Usage Rules,1999 & Amendment Rules2003.
    • The Noise Pollution ( Regulation & Control ) Rules,2000.
    • The Municipal Wastes( Management & Handling ) Rules,2000.
    • Ozone Depleting Substances ( Regulation & Control ) Rules,2000.
    • The Batteries( Management & Handling ) Rules,2001.
    • The Public Liability Insurance Act,1986
    • The Public Liability Insurance Rules,2001.
    • The Scheme of ECOMARK,1991
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  • 28.
    • Functions
    • Lay down the standards for emission of Air pollutants.
    • Lay down the standards for treatment of trade effluents.
    • Grant permission for setting-up/Operation of the Industry.
    • Grant of authorization to Medical establishments and Industry.
    • Evolve method of utilization of sewage in agriculture.
    • Lay down, Modify, Annulet effluent standards for Sewage.
    • Lay down standards for Vehicular emissions.
    • The monitoring of ground water in & around Municipal Landfills.
    • Quantification of ODS [Ozone Depleting Substances] in the state.
    • Monitoring & Analysis of Air effluents & Water Effluents.
    • Implementation of rules on Batteries, Plastics, MSW, BMW etc.
    • How does GIS can help in these?
  • 29. We do not question here the applicability of GIS But the concern is the limited utility of this tool in discharging the functions of the board at the same time we do not wish to lag behind So, perhaps we can initiate GIS use in the MPPCB may be by asking the Large or Mega Industrial projects exceeding investment of Rs.300/500 crore to submit their EIA reports in GIS format. This shall not only help us to build the Valuable Resource database but shall help develop skill sets to make better & appropriate use of GIS software. At the end
  • 30. Thank you Dr. Gunwant Joshi Scientist,M.P.P.C.B., Bhopal