|Title||BASELINE REPORT ONPERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (POPs)|
|Publication Type||Research Reports|
|Year of Publication||2022|
|Keywords||INOPOL, POPs, Persistent Organic Pollutants, Norway, environmental pollution, flame retardants, BFRs, PFOS, Tapi, Damn Ganga, Plastic waste management, BAT/BEP, Penta-BDE, Oct-BDE, ,|
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.