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Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants India GEF National Dialogue Workshop 29 th Oct - 1 st Nov. 2007 Bhubaneshwar.

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1 Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants India GEF National Dialogue Workshop 29 th Oct - 1 st Nov Bhubaneshwar

2 Team on POPs Dr. Chhanda Chowdhury(MOEF) Dr. S P Dhua (UNIDO) Dr. Y.P. Ramdev (UNIDO) Mr. P. R. Bulsara (C&PC) Mr. P. S. Dutt (NEERI) Mr. Sunil Arora (UNDP) Mr. P. K. Roy (DOE, West Bengal) Dr. Mrutyunjay Suar (KIIT University)

3 Stockholm Convention Adopted in Stockholm on 22 May Signatories; 118 Parties Entered into force on 17 May 2004 Entered into force for India on 13April 2006

4 Stockholm Convention: Provisions Main areas of Convention:  Control provisions: Intentionally Produced POPs Unintentionally Produced POPs Stockpiles and Wastes  General obligations

5 General Obligations NIPs National Focal Point Review and update plan Promote public information, awareness and education Encourage research, development, monitoring and cooperation Report to the COP

6 POPs Status in India Chemical Category Current status in India Aldrin Pesticide Banned Chlordane Pesticide Banned DDT Pesticide Banned with restricted use Dieldrin Pesticide Banned Endrin Pesticide Banned Hepachlor Pesticide Banned Hexachloro Pesticide/industrial Never registered benzene for use in India as pesticide pesticide Mirex Pesticide Not registered

7 POPs Status in India (contd.) Toxaphene Pesticide Banned PCBs Industrial Never manufactured Dioxins By-product Unintentional by-product Furans By-product Unintentional by-product

8 INDIA’S CONCERNS Lack of proper inventorization of POPs Lack of inventorisation of PCBs and PCB containing equipments Lack of inventories of sources and estimates of releases of dioxins and furans Identification of stockpiles Identification of contaminated sites Disposal of obsolete stockpiles of pesticides. Lack of awareness Inadequate backup lab facility Capacity building Availability of technical and financial resources vital to meet obligations

9 ACTIONS - PESTICIDES Establishment of Inventory of POPs pesticides Identification of stockpiles of obsolete stocks Inventorization of contaminated sites Disposal of obsolete pesticides. Raising awareness Capacity building

10 ACTIONS - DDT Establishment of inventory Development of reduction and phase out strategies Develop & test cost effective alternatives to DDT Establish inventory of stockpiles Increase general awareness Capacity building

11 ACTIONS - PCBs Develop sector wise inventories of PCBs and PCB containing equipments. Identification of sites with transformer oils with high concentration of PCBs Develop a management plan for removal, storage & destruction Upgrade analytical facilities Develop standards for safe handling Raising awareness

12 ACTIONS – DIOXINS & FURANS Systematic inventorisation of dioxins/ furans Qualitative identification of sources of dioxins/furans available from some major industrial sectors Strengthening of analytical facilities Comprehensive monitoring of the sources Raising awareness Enforcement of regulatory standards Development and adoption of BAT and BEP for cleaner production

13 The National Implementation Plan (NIP) Implementation strategy a. POPs pesticides including DDT b. PCBs and PCB containing equipments management c. Dioxins and Furans management d. Management of stockpiles and wastes including contaminated sites


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