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Just What India Needs – A National Pollution Research Institute 

The minister called for co-ordination between state pollution control boards to monitor air and water quality.

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Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. (Photo: Reuters)

Calling for better coordination between the different pollution control boards in the country, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday that India will soon get its first ‘National Pollution Research Institute’.

The minister said that talks were going on at the conceptual level to start such an institute.

Addressing a workshop on Pollution Control Boards of the states , the minister said that a proposal to set up a dedicated research institute to study pollution has been issued. It will also aid in drafting policies related to pollution and the environment.

The minister called for better co-ordination between the ministry and central as well as state pollution control boards for effective monitoring of air and water quality.

There should be better coordination between Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and state pollution control boards. Such a workshop on pollution should be held every six month.
Prakash Javadekar, Union Environment Minister
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App to Track and Manage Industry Waste

The MoEFCC recently launched a web-based application to track and monitor the movement and management of hazardous wastes from some 43,000 industries. The data from such systems should also be sent to the owners of industries, the minister suggested.

The minister recommended that data from continuous ambient air quality system and water quality system should also be sent to the owners of the industry to help them improve their methods.

(With IANS inputs)

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