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BASELINE REPORT ONPERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (POPs)

TitleBASELINE REPORT ONPERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (POPs)
Publication Type Research Reports
Year of Publication2022
KeywordsINOPOL POPs Persistent Organic Pollutants Norway environmental pollution flame retardants BFRs PFOS Tapi Damn Ganga Plastic waste management BAT/BEP Penta-BDE Oct-BDE
Abstract

The India-Norway cooperation project on capacity building for reducing plastic and chemical pollution in India (INOPOL) aims to prevent and substantially reduce the scope of chemical and plastic pollution from sources in the catchment areas of rivers Tapi (Tapti) and Daman Ganga along the cities of Surat and Vapi in Gujarat State. This INOPOL Baseline Report on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) presents the status of POPs pollution in Gujarat State, description of catchment areas, regulations and policy status, existing monitoring activities and methodologies, health and environmental impacts of POPs (including the seven new POPs), international and Indian best practices of management of POPs, knowledge gaps and a way forward.

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