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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.

Overview of The Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2023

The Environment (Protection) Rules 1986 and the Environment (Protection) Act 1986 were enacted and came into force in the same year. While the Environment (Protection) Act 1986 has 26 sections and four chapters, the Environment (Protection) Rules 1986 has a series of sections that prescribes the standards for the discharge or emission of pollutants, standard […]

Overview of India’s biodiversity and Climate goals

The term “biodiversity” means the variety of life on Earth, including the diversity of species and the diversity of ecosystems. Biodiversity and climate goals refer to protecting and managing the variety of living organisms that make up the natural world, including plants, animals, and microorganisms. Biodiversity conservation is essential because it helps to maintain the […]

Importance of Ecolabelling: An Overview

Ecolabelling is a type of performance labelling and refers specifically to providing information to consumers about the relative environmental quality of a product. These labels’ overall goal is to communicate verifiable and accurate information on the environmental aspects of products and services to the consumer. Ecolabelling also encourages the demand and supply of the products […]

Overview of the Draft Regulation of CETP Plants Rules, 2022

Manufacturing processes in many industries generate by-products that are washed into wastewater.This wastewater, i.e. also called effluent, is converted into treated effluent with the aid of a Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP). The waste obtained from ETP is the sludge which is the solid part which is separated from wastewater by ETP.The treated water is then reused […]

Overview of the Hydrogeological survey reporting in India

To assess the risk of water quality impacts from the project to the groundwater resource, many projects require the submission of a Hydrogeological Survey Report for any mining project to the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) at the time of Environmental Clearance. As per newly Notified Guidelines of CGWA, all projects extracting/proposing to extract groundwater […]

New Business opportunities under the National Green Hydrogen Mission of India

India announced a National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHM) in January this year to become the global hub for the manufacture of green hydrogen and achieve a net-zero carbon emission by 2070. The government has developed a roadmap to use hydrogen as an energy source and replace conventional fossil fuels. Announcing “green growth” as one of […]

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 […]