The SEIP project works on selected environmental problems of national importance, with the main thematic focus on industrial wastewater management and solid waste. The project aims to showcase solutions on how acute environmental pollution can be reduced and how resource efficiency in industrial production can be improved. Project outputs are grouped into 3 areas:

  • Output A: Environment-oriented modernization of three industrial areas (showcasing solutions),
  • Output B: Establishing appropriate framework conditions at the national and state levels, and
  • Output C: Knowledge management and dissemination.

To accomplish these outputs, various activities are being taken up at the national level as well project site level. The project activities are focused on wastewater conveyance, treatment, recycle/reuse, waste management, monitoring, process modification in individual industries etc. These will be complemented by training and skills development and setting up of a technology platform. At the national and state level, the project supports the creation of an enabling framework by suggesting measures for new policies, plans and support programmes to prevent and reduce pollution and improve resource efficiency in industrial zones. Further, the project will create practical examples of management and planning for sustainable industrial zones supporting women. The project will include private stakeholders such as industry associations, operators of industrial sites and companies, and relevant entities in the States and the Centre. The public and private sectors will be effectively engaged at various stages of the project.

Steering structures: MoEFCC and GIZ are the key drivers of the SEIP Project. The overall steering will be undertaken by the two partners. The SEIP Project will have a Project Steering Committee for the purpose of overall responsibility of steering and guiding the SEIP Project so as to enable it to achieve the project objectives and results. The composition, mandate, periodicity etc. will be decided mutually between GIZ and MoEFCC. There will also be similar steering structures at state level and site level for the three project sites. GIZ teams will periodically prepare progress reports. MoEFCC will play its role in intervening with the implementing partner agencies, wherever necessary, for ensuring proper progress and success of the activities.

Strategic partnerships: GIZ has a joint declaration of intent signed with SINTEF (Norwegian Research Foundation) to work together on waste management aspects. The long standing experience and expertise from GIZ will help support the SEIP Project in its deliverables on waste management. Similarly, GIZ has a joint declaration of intent signed with UBA (German Federal Environmental Agency) for promoting best available techniques in industries so as to improve environmental compliance and promote improved management of wastes and wastewater. GIZ has a contractual arrangement with DWA (German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste) for promoting skills development of operators of industrial waste water treatment plants. There is also potential to partner with DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) for installing a system of “green” rating of industrial areas in India. These strategic partnerships will go long way in supporting the SEIP Project.

Consulting inputs from national and international experts: The project will have several national and international experts to provide technical and advisory inputs in problem analysis, working put viable solutions, support during implementation and in training/capacity building.

Plan of operations: The implementation of the SEIP Project will be guided an “Operation Plan” that defines the activities, targets/results/timelines, responsibilities, timelines and available resources. The Operational Plan for the project will be periodically (six monthly) reviewed and updated.

Documentation: The project progress will be documented regularly. The success stories from the project, the project impacts and stakeholder feedbacks will be documented from time to time. Documents, brochures and factsheets will be generated and disseminated from time to time. Tools of GIZ and others such as Result Chains, Result Based Management, EFQM (European Facility for Quality Management) will be used for systematic evaluation of the impacts.

Dissemination: Dissemination activities will be taken up to inform about the technologies, solutions, project results and success stories from the project to the businesses, people as well as relevant public and private agencies, to the scientific as well as wider public community for ensuring maximum use of the project results by a broad audience (scientists, policymakers, planners).

The dissemination activities among various stakeholders will be undertaken in a structural way. A well-defined communication strategy will be evolved. Exhibitions, awareness programmes, workshops, conferences and training programmes will be organised periodically or will participate organised by others. In addition, project documents, fact sheets/brochures, case examples, scientific and policy instruments will be disseminated.