Toxics Link is working on the issue of PoPs for the past twelve years and has been engaged at various levels from doing research, generating awareness, building capacity of the stakeholders and organizing workshops. The interventions are not only limited to India but also extends to the South Asian region.
Broad Areas of Interventions
The Government of India submitted a time bond National Implementation Plan (NIP) in April 2011, which seeks to eliminate and reduce PoPs in India. Toxics link has been actively involved in the various interventions and aligned with NIP to address the issues of PoPs within the stipulated time frame.
Toxics Link has developed FAQs on Stockholm Convention, DDT and Dioxins/Furans to reach out to the common masses and the key stakeholders in the country.
In February 2012, Toxics Link organized a national level stakeholder’s workshop on Stockholm Convention. The workshop aimed to develop a strategy on NIP in India. Apart from the stakeholders from the country, delegates from South Asian countries also attended the meet.
Dioxins and furans are the chemicals designated as PoPs that are released unintentionally during industrial and other anthropogenic sources. The National Implementation Plan has also identified the sources of U-PoPs in India. In this context Toxics Link has been organizing a series of awareness generation workshops across different regions of the country.