Persistent Organic Pollutants POPs Country Situation Report

Title: Persistent Organic Pollutants POPs Country Situation Report
Publication Type: Research Reports
Year of Publication: 2018
Abstract:India is one of the emerging economies in the world and is looking for high economic growth to sustain the economy as well as to pull out the large section of the population out of poverty. Traditionally in India, environment was given paramount importance since antiquity. Therefore, India is committed to protect the environment since 1972 (the Stockholm Declaration) and is a part of all the international conventions, treaties and discussions. India is one of the countries at the forefront which did an early ratification of the Stockholm Convention and was committed to eliminate POPs from the country.During these years, the Indian government has taken decisive action to eliminate the POPs from the country.However, after reviewing the country’s overall scenario of POPs management, it seems that India has a lot of challenges and needs to work in a coordinated manner to address these challenges to manage the POPs in an environmentally sound manner. Further, when many countries have updated their National Implementation Plan,India is still lagging behind and has not taken any steps to update the NIP. So it is in this context, that these are some of the immediate suggestions for the Government which needs to be considered for an effective POPs management.