Central Pollution Control Board

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has collected over Rs 777 crore in environment protection charge (EPC) and environmental compensation (EC) funds, but only about Rs 156 crore, or 20%, has been utilized.   The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) receives compensation under two categories: Environment Protection …

Insights into Editorial: The gaps in the plan to tackle plastic waste

  Context: In recent, the Environment Ministry published draft regulations on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), set to come into effect by the end of this year. Disregarding the commitments made by the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016; the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016; and the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), these regulations denote a backslide, particularly …