Workshop on Stockholm Convention on POP tomorrow

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New Delhi, May 5 (UNI) India is all set to evolve a mechanism for implementation of Stockholm convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP), and a workshop for the development of a National Implementation Plan will be organised tomorrow as a first step.

The then Stockholm Convention, adopted in May 2001, focuses on reducing and eliminating the production/use and release of 12 chemicals including aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and furans and continued use of DDT.

Discussions at presentation on the workshop here will be made on different topics such as Alternatives to POPs Pesticides, Implementation mechanism of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) project Development in India, Work plan of the project, Inventory of intentionally produced POP's Pesticides including DDT, PCBs, Dioxin, furans in air, water, land, waste, stock and regulatory mechanism and infrastructure capacity.

The Stockholm Convention has come into force for India on April 13, 2006. India signed the Convention on May 14, 2002.

GEF has sanctioned 3,074,700 US dollars for India's National Implementation Plan (NIP) Project with project duration of two years.


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