Approach

The focus is on strengthening the implementation capacity of MoEFCC and downstream authorities, such as CPCB, to define and effectively enforce environmental requirements for industry, particularly in the field of wastewater. The project aims to strengthen environmental sustainability in industrial production processes by avoiding and controlling industrial wastewater. The project promotes legislative and enforcement procedures aimed at preserving the competitiveness of the economy.  Further, the module aims to effectively limit environmental degradation through increasing industrialisation by strengthening state control and incentive mechanisms to limit industrial effluents. 

The project activities build on the impacts achieved in the previous project and strengthens the strategic and operational governance structures of the Indian government to effectively combat water pollution from industrial wastewater at the national level. At the organisational and sectoral level, the project focus is on (further) development of implementation instruments and procedures and strengthening the implementation capacity of MoEFCC and downstream authorities, such as CPCB, to define and effectively enforce environmental requirements for industry, particularly in the field of wastewater.

The project will be active in Uttarakhand, Bihar and West Bengal.