BLUE ECONOMY

Why in news? Recently Sustainable Blue Economy conference was organized in Nairobi, Kenya. About Blue Economy • As per the World Bank, Blue Economy is the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of ocean ecosystem. • It covers several sectors linked directly or indirectly to […]

PLASTIC WASTE

Why in news? Recently, more than 25 states in the country have failed to submit their respective action plans on systematic disposal of plastic waste to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) due till the deadline of April 30, 2019. Background • A 2017 report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) pegs the amount […]

CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION (C&D) WASTE MANAGEMENT IN INDIA

Why in News? The Supreme Court has created a flutter by staying construction activity in States that do not have a solid waste management policy. About C&D waste • It is generated during the construction, renovation, and demolition of buildings or structures. These wastes include materials such as concrete, bricks, wood and lumber, roofing, drywall, […]

EXTENDED PRODUCERS RESPONSIBILITY (EPR)

Why in news? Over the last one year, the CPCB has begun imposing Extended Producer Responsibility waste-recovery targets. Introduction • An effective way of waste management is to encourage manufacturers to design environmentally friendly products by holding producers responsible for the costs of managing their products at end of life because the producers have the […]

DRAFT RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT BILL, 2018

Why in News? Recently, Draft River Basin Management Bill, 2018 was released by government. Background • Second Administrative Reform Commision (2008) had recommended that River Basin Organisation (RBOs) should be set up for each inter-State river, as proposed by National Commission for Integrated Water resources Development, 1999 by enacting a legislation to replace the River […]

RIVER POLLUTION

Why in News? Recently, National Green Tribunal (NGT) has appointed a Central Monitoring Committee to prepare and enforce a national plan for reducing polluted river stretches across the country. More on news • The committee would comprise of: o representative of NITI Aayog; o secretaries of Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Urban Development and […]