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Train for Clean Air (T4CA) is a regional training approach that aims to assist cities to create andimplement Clean Air Plans (CAPs) and makeinformed policies and decisions. It includes standardized modular training courses customized for different stakeholders – decision-makers, technical staff, researchers, NGOs, and the media. Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Bloomberg Philanthropies and Clean Air Asia, India have been working towards supporting cities on Air Quality Management through multi-stakeholder initiatives.


International Best Practices - River Rejuvenation

Pollution of rivers has profound implications on the aquatic life within the river as well as human beings who depend on the rivers. Depending on the level of deterioration, river rejuvenation aims at a new sustainable healthy river ecosystem. The purpose of this publication is to illustrate some of the practices followed in various countries and make a general assessment of whether they can be adapted to the Indian context.

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Clean Air Poster Series - shaping future worth living

Air pollution became a serious issue in many Indian cities in the last years, which requires urgent action. The SEF project “Support for the National Clear Air Programme (NCAP)” supports MoEFCC in tackling air pollution which is on high priority for the Government of India, under the framework of the Indo-German Development Cooperation. 



International Environmental Protection Practices - Case Studies

Environmental management has been a key prerogative in India, both by way of deferment to international treaties and agreements, as well as from a well-established tradition of respect for the fundamental elements such as water, soil, air and other natural resources.

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Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP): It is an integral part of production processes with relevance to wastewater, the sewer/drainage system at the site and the pollutants with their respective limit values that have to be reduced. One of the
aims of the SEIP project is to demonstrate that the pollution caused by municipal wastewater and industrial effluent can be reduced by efficient management of wastewater and functionality of treatment plants.

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Digital Information Systems: The Industrial Estates Digital Information System (DIS) captures, stores, analyses, manages and presents all relevant spatial and attribute data for the industrial areas on one single platform. GIS (Geographic Information System) software is used to set up this platform along with the required computer hardware, software and trained manpower. The Industrial Estate Digital Information System (DIS) uses the “Sustainability Standards for Industrial Parks” developed by GIZ as benchmarks for gathering and storing information.

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SEIP Success Stories: The compilation aims to showcase how engagement with partners and stakeholders has enabled process improvements to achieve cleaner production and resource efficiency. Low to no-cost solutions, skilling of technicians and participatory actions have unlocked pollution reduction and resource efficiency potentials. 

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Sustainable & Environment-Friendly Industrial Production: Focussing on project activities, fields of action and results so far

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Factsheet: Sustainable & Environment-Friendly Industrial Production

Growth in the industrial sector is one of the key aspects that affect the development of a country.The government of India has the vision to enhance the manufacturing sector’s contribution to the GrossDomestic Product to 25 percent and to create 100million jobs over the course of a decade. Currently, there are nearly 3,000 designated industrial zones in India, some of which are very large, such as the industrial corridors, investment regions, and manufacturing zones.

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Sustainability Standards for Industrial Parks in India

A well planned and organised industrial area, defined by the set of quality parameters such as economic quality, environmental quality and social quality, is an answer to sustainability. These criteria and quality parameters are referred to as Sustainability Standards.



Guidelines for Site Master Planning of Industrial Areas

Lack of uniform site master planning procedures and processes for industrial areas in India is a key challenge. A well planned and organised industrial area, defined by a set of quality parameters such as economic quality, environmental quality, and social quality, could be an answer to sustainability. These guidelines would support planners and decision-makers to enable industries to strive for efficiencies and profitability, reduced environmental litigation risks and improved market image as well as public image.

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An International Framework For Eco-Industrial Parks

This publication outlines a common framework for EIP implementation. In this context, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the World Bank Group and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (German Development Cooperation) (GIZ) intend to use this framework as a baseline across all of their initiatives in partner countries. 



Final Report on Occupational Mapping in Field of Industrial Wastewater Management

Considering the immediate needs of capacity development in the segment of unskilled/semi-skilled workers in CETPs and ETPs, GIZ's SEIP project has initiated actions for introducing a system of skills development for the technicians and helpers of CETPs and ETPs in cooperation with SCGJ. This report is an outcome of a comprehensive study of occupational mapping of industrial wastewater treatment in India. Findings of this study shall lead to bringing up a system of skill development for the workers if the industrial waste water treatment sector in India.

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Common Effluent Treatment Plants: Overview, Technologies and Case Examples

The IGEP Programme, which is implemented jointly by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) of the Government of India and GIZ has “Common Effluent Treatment Plants” as one of the core topics. The overall objective of the technical cooperation on this core topic is, “To demonstrate innovative and financially sustainable solutions for Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) for wastewater treatment”.

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Planning 􀀃for􀀃 Sustainable 􀀃Industrial􀀃 Parks in India

This document showcases the successful case examples of site master planning and retrofitting of industrial parks that was taken up on pilot basis under the IGEP Programme. It provides a framework for Quality Parameters and “Green” criteria for environment-friendly planning of industrial parks, guidelines for siting of Green Industrial Parks/Estates for replicability.

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ALEAP Green Industrial Park (A-GRIP), Nandigama 

Under IGEP Programme, GIZ provided technical support to the Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of Andhra Pradesh (ALEAP) for site master planning of the Green Industrial Park (GRIP) project at Nandigama catering to women entrepreneurs. Several aspects of environment sustainability, entrepreneurship opportunities and gender aspects were integrated into to the planning of the industrial park using the benchmarks set by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The site master plan achieved potential ‘Gold’ rating in preliminary assessment from DGNB Auditors.  

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Greening of GIP Jadcherla

Under IGEP Programme, GIZ provided technical support to the Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) for site master planning of the Green Industrial Park (GRIP) project at Jadcherla. This encompassed an in-depth study of partially developed GIP Jadcherla and strategy to make it ‘Green; through replanning and provision of necessary infrastructure.  Various thematic maps were generated pragmatically for showcasing the zoning, optimal land use, hierarchical circulation pattern, environmental infrastructure, technical infrastructure as well as social infrastructure. The site master plan achieved potential ‘Silver’ rating in preliminary assessment from DGNB Auditors.  

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Environment Friendly Techniques for Wastepaper Based Pulp and Paper Industries

This document puts together the pilot work undertaken for the waste paper based paper industries in Gujarat under “Environment Friendly Techniques in Identified Industry Sectors” topic of IGEP. The BREF document was referred to check for potential solutions for the identified problems in the pulp & paper industries. These may be useful to any other pulp & paper industry in the country for general reference.

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Environment Friendly Techniques for Textiles Industries

This document showcases the pilot work undertaken for the textile industries in Gujarat under “Environment Friendly Techniques in Identified Industry Sectors” topic of IGEP. A spectrum of possible solutions was identified against the environmental issues and after consultation with industry experts, technology supplier and consultants few solutions were zeroed in for pilot testing. 

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Fact sheet-Planning of New Industrial Parks and Investment Zones

The industrial sector is one of the most important sectors of 
the Indian economy. From the growth of industries individually or in small clusters, to more organised industrial estates, the trend today is development by way of special industrial zones, investment regions and manufacturing zones, and even mega industrial corridors...


Fact sheet-Industrial Waste Water Management (Common Effluent Treatment Plants)

Under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, every industry has to provide adequate treatment of its 
effluents before disposal, irrespective of whether it is in stream, land, sewerage system or sea...


Fact sheet-Environment-friendly Techniques in Selected Industry Sectors

The overall objective of the technical cooperation on the core topic of “Environment-friendly Techniques in Selected Industry
Sectors” is that the use of environment-friendly technologies and techniques is promoted in selected industry sectors, particularly from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This core topic has focus on textiles, and pulp and paper sectors.


Climate Change – Adaptation in Industries and Industrial Areas

While many businesses are already taking action to mitigate climate change by reducing their carbon footprints, much less has been done by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). This publication presents a snapshot of information for the benefit of MSMEs and gives useful insights to plan and implement appropriate and mutually reinforcing adaptation strategies relevant for improved infrastructure and management of industrial estates. With reference to the emerging trends in the world, it also provides a framework of adaptation for the benefit of industrialists in India.

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Capacity building involves much more though than just conducting training courses and workshops. It implies a multi level system to develop networks, institutional systems, organisations and individuals. Without awareness, without a basis for new approaches, and without better skills for using new tools and instruments in urban planning, industrial development, environmental governance, disaster preparedness and consumer protection, development for sustainability cannot be achieved. Download the Work-Book
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The Human Resource Development (HRD) platform is a webbased system with tools to support the planning, implementation, delivery and monitoring of large-scale capacity development programmes. Staff at a key training institution use the HRD platform to manage their programmes.
GIZ offers an additional institutional development service package to complement the HRD platform and foster smooth implementation. This package includes staff trainings and advisory services in the areas of quality control, workflow design and capacity building management.
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