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International Assistance
 
  • District Poverty Initiatives Project (Sponsored by World Bank)
  • Conservation & Management of Bhoj Wetland (Sponsored by JBIC- Japan)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Studies
  • Other Major Projects
    » Environmental Status Report (ESR)
    It is a basic resource document for Madhya Pradesh and outlines critical areas which require priority attention and suggests sound strategies for sustainable development. First ESR was published in 1987. Second and Third ESR in English & Hindi have been brought out in 1991 and 1996, respectively. The Fifth ESR has been brought out in 2006.
    » Environmental Appraisal Report (EAR)
    Government of Madhya Pradesh has entrusted EPCO to examine the proposals for siting of highly polluting industries in Madhya Pradesh. Since 1984, it has prepared more than 300 Environmental Appraisal Reports (EAR).
    » Zoning Atlas for Siting of Industries
    A model study of Zoning Atlas for siting of industries for Chhindwara district has been done with financial and technical support of Central Pollution Control Board and German Technical Corporation. The Zoning Atlas is to be prepared for all the districts of the State. Presently Zoning Atlas for Sagar and Raipur districts are being prepared.
    » Research Projects
    EPCO, after identifying the environmental pressure areas and pressure points in Madhya Pradesh, is pursuing research studies on the specific problems. So far 15 studies have been completed.
    » Training & Awareness Programmes
    » Training programmes
    So far more than 50 technical training programmes on environmental policy, regulation pollution control and environmental protection and management have been organized.
    » Awareness Programmes
    EPCO attempts to inculcate environmental conciousness in various sections of society through activities like Eco-camp, Seminars, Quiz, Competitions, Symposia, media releases and films during World Environment Day, Earth Day, Pollution Control Day, Ozone Layer Protection Day, etc.
     
    » Biosphere Reserves
    EPCO has identified eight potential biosphere reserves in the State. Project document on Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve which provides information on resource base, bio-diversity, biotic pressures, etc., has been prepared. Study for other potential areas are underway.
    » Conservation & Management of Lakes under National lake Conservation Programme
    Project documents for the conservation and management of 23 major water bodies of the state have been prepared
    » Programmes of MOEF
    EPCO is a Regional Resource Agency for National Environmental Awareness Campaign (since 1994) and the Nodal Agency for National Green Corps in Madhya Pradesh.
    » Madhya Pradesh State Environment Policy
    State Environment Policy having major objective to ensure sustainable development through integrated conservation and upgradation of environment has been prepared by EPCO and adopted by State Govt. in 1990.
    » Environmental/Urban Planning & Design
    EPCO also strives to attain a better environment for human living though environmentally conscious micro level planning and design. So far about 400 projects have been undertaken.

    Major Projects undertaken    
    • Bhoj Wetland Project
    • Waste water recycling projects
    • Reclaimation of wasteland & Mined out areas.
    • Biosphere Reserves.
    • Zoning Atlas.
     
    • Socio-economic and Ecological studies.
    • Training, Awareness & Environmental Information.
    • Awareness Programme.
    • Preparation of Educational Material
     
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