Environmental Reforms for Industries

The environment impact of the industrial sector has always been a concern. Various emissions from manufacturing units have a significant effect on the environment. One of the causes of Acid rains is the poisonous gases emitted by the industries. The impacts are immeasurable with adverse effects on air, water, and damage to the land. The toxic pollutants not only damage the health of people living near the sites but also the working staff. The outlet of the polluted water is the cause of major diseases and environmental effects. The contaminated water can cause adverse impacts on plants, soil, irrigation land, fishing, domestic water supply and etc.

The government has been taken every possible step to bring environmental reforms in the Haryana Industrial Area. Various policies have been implemented to reduce the hazardous impact of industries on the environment.

These environmental challenges are always considered as the major challenge in the areas where industrial units are set up. With the increase in global warming and other hazardous effects on the environment along with the globe, the organizations, environmentalists and the people are becoming aware of the impact. The new industrial area in Haryana has taken the responsibility to keep eco-friendly practices implemented in the industrial units. Various environment-related policies have been introduced and the existing ones are becoming more stringent and smooth to adhere to and become complaint to. The Enterprise Promotion Policy has introduced various environment-related reforms such as:

Industry categorization and exemption – On the directive of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the industries are divided into green, orange, and red based on the pollution potential. The industries which fall under green tag have been exempted from consent management.

To streamline and simplify the procedure – The consent of the Water Act and Air Act can be obtained by the industries in a more simplified and streamlined way. Various related schemes and policies are displayed on the website of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB). The new reforms state the minimum period of consent would be 5 years for the red category, 10 for orange and lifetime for green tagged industries. The procedures of inspection of industrial units have also been streamlined.

Waste management and air emission monitoring online – The government has introduced the process of installing online monitoring systems of effluents and air emission from the industries polluting the environment.

Common Consent Form – The implementation has been done for a common application form for obtaining consent to establish and consent to operate under the Water and Air Act and authorization under HWM Rules.

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