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About Shalin Verma

Shalin is a Postgraduate in Applied Sciences from the University of Delhi. He has an in-depth knowledge of the environment domain and a keen interest in curating informative content. His academic research areas include environmental issues like climate change, environmental compliance for business, waste management etc.

How to develop an effective CSR strategy

World Business Council for Sustainable Development defines CSR as “the continuing commitment by businesses to contribute to economic development while improving quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the community and society at large.” In countries like India, CSR has the potential to supplement governmental resources for social justice. […]

Water Management Techniques for Businesses

Regulatory compliance, infrastructure, environmental stewardship and economic growth, and sustainability operation are the four major areas that define an industry’s operation. When considering ways to maximise profit, the industrial establishments considered the first two but often ignored the latter two. But this is different nowadays when effectively utilising water and energy resources has become critical […]

Overview of Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) & Due Diligence Audits

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, also called Environmental Due Diligence Audit (EDDA/DDA), is meant to evaluate the environment-related risks and liabilities of a property or a project and is part of the due diligence process. A Phase I ESA is a comprehensive research report of a property’s historical and current land uses in search of any […]

Environmental justice issues in India

According to the Environment Protection Agency, environmental justice is the “fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of colour, race, nationality, or income with respect to the development, enforcement and implementation of environmental laws, regulations and policies”.Understanding what constitutes an environmental justice issue in India will first need an understanding of the prevailing […]

CPCB Guidelines for financial support for Establishing pelletisation and torrefaction plants

Burning of paddy straw has been one of the main reasons for degrading air quality in northern states of the country, especially in Delhi. The degrading AQI in Delhi during winter has been a significant concern for many years now. The Central Government rigorously dealt with the issue due to stubble burning in NCR in the […]

How to start the Readymade garments manufacturing unit?

Some most commonly worn garments in India include shirts, kurtas, sarees, coats, skirts, jeans, pants etc. Understanding the garment industry is essential to start a readymade garments manufacturing unit. Readymade garments manufacturing includes 3 basic stages- fabric cutting, sewing and the adornment of the stitched garment. These stages are further subdivided. Readymade garments manufacturing consists […]

How to apply for a Pollution Board license for food processing units?

In India, the key segments of the Food Processing industry are Food retail, the dairy sector, fruits and vegetables, poultry & meat processing, fisheries, etc. Most agricultural products that need processing are locally grown in different parts of the country. Major sectors in the food processing industry in India are edible oils, grains, sugar, beverages, […]

How to apply for a Pollution Board certificate for milk processing units?

A milk processing unit processes raw milk through physical processes like pasteurisation, standardisation, homogenisation and packaging. Other subsequent stages of processing can be done within the processing unit to produce different dairy products like ghee, curd, cheese, ice cream, butter etc. After processing, when the milk is ready to be consumed, it is packaged and […]

Overview of the CPCB EPR guidelines, 2022 for PIBOs and PWPs

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, in the 2022 Amendment to the Plastic Waste Management Rules, notified ‘Guidelines on Extended Producer Responsibility for Plastic Packaging’ in the Schedule II of the Rules. On 21 December 2022, CPCB issued a circular to producers, importers and brand owners (PIBOs)and plastic waste processors […]

Detailed process to start a leather processing business?

In the leather business, one can either manufacture and process leather from animal hides involving several stages and thereafter the use of processed leather to manufacture leather clothing or for retail and/or the export of leather products. For the sake of the following write-up, we will be focussing on the leather processing industry. What is […]