PROJECTS


1. Spatial Environmental Planning Programme

The Spatial Environmental Planning Programme is a national Programme sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and coordinated by the Central Pollution Control Board. The programme initially catered to siting of industries. It was expanded subsequently to cater to siting of industrial estates, compilation of environmental information, environmental improvement of urban areas/mining areas/tourism areas, etc.

 

The activities under Spatial Environmental Planning Programme are Preparation of State Environmental Atlas, Preparation of District Environmental Atlas, Revision of District wise Zoning Atlas and preparation of State Level Guidelines for Siting of Industries and Preparation of District Specific Guidelines for Siting of Industries.

 

Till date draft reports on Environmental Atlas of Meghalaya have been prepared and submitted to the Central Pollution Control Board for finalization. Digitization works for the coverages of the State maps is in progress.

2. Bio-monitoring of Important Rivers in Meghalaya

The project “Bio-monitoring of Important Rivers in Meghalaya” is a time bound project sanctioned by the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi. Under this project, the Board aims to obtain information regarding the overall health of some major rivers in the State. The objectives of this project are:-

  1. To obtain information about the state of ecological environment of the water bodies.

  2. To assess the physico-chemical and bacteriological characteristics.

  3. To generate base line data on the aspects of the bnio-monitoring.

  4. To plan control strategies for restoration of the pristine water quality of the water bodies.

Under this project, the Board is conducting bio-monitoring programmes in the following water bodies:-

Sl. No Name of River Location
1. Krishnai (Damring) East Garo Hills District
2. Dudhnai (Manda) East Garo Hills District
3. Umkhen East Khasi Hills District
4. Rilang West Khasi Hills District
5. Umni West Khasi Hills District
6. Rwiang West Khasi Hills District
7. Khri Synnia West Khasi Hills District
8. Umran Ri-Bhoi District
9. Umsiang Ri-Bhoi District
10. Myntang Jaintia Hills District
11. Umiurem Jaintia Hills District
12. Lubha Jaintia Hills District


3. Ambient Air Monitoring at Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP), Byrnihat.

The project “Ambient Air Monitoring at Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP), Byrnihat” is a time bound project sanctioned by the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi. Under this project, the Board aims to monitor the ambient air quality in the area. The data generated will help in the preparation of plans and strategies to counter the air pollution problem in the area. The objectives of this project are:-

  1. To determine status and trends of ambient air quality at E.P.I.P., Byrnihat.

  2. To ascertain whether the ambient air quality at E.P.I.P., Byrnihat meets the prescribed standards.

  3. To plan control strategies for effective control of air pollution.

4. Industrial Monitoring in the State of Meghalaya

The project “Industrial Monitoring in the State of Meghalaya” is a time bound project sanctioned by the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi. The objectives of this project are:-

  1. To develop a proper set-up in the Board dedicated for industrial monitoring purposes only.
  2. To develop and carry out a regular and uniform monitoring schedule.
  3. To ensure that the industrial units conform to the prescribed standards.
  4. To generate emission, ambient air quality and emission data in the industrial areas.
  5. To fulfil the provisions of the Acts and Rules.

5. Environmental Mass Awareness Campaign in Meghalaya

The project “Environmental Mass Awareness Campaign in Meghalaya” is a time bound project sanctioned by the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi. The objective of this project is to create awareness among the public, in general, and the school/college students, in particular, on the importance to preserve a clean and pollution free environment and the ways and means to prevent and control pollution of land, water and air in our day-to-day activities.

 

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