Shalin Verma

About Shalin Verma

Shalin is a Postgraduate in Applied Sciences from the University of Delhi with a specialisation in Wildlife Forensics. He has an in-depth knowledge of the environment domain and keen interest in curating informative content. Some of his research work includes research on environmental science and transboundary wildlife offences.

Overview of Six Monthly Compliance Reporting For EC under EIA Notification, 2006

A Six monthly compliance report is a self-declaration made by the proponent on a six-monthly basis on certain aspects of their project. It includes a compilation of the status of different general and specific Compliance Environmental Clearance (EC) conditions. As per EIA Notification 2006 proponent needs to submit half-yearly compliance reports in respect of the […]

Pollution Control and Safety Guidelines for Coal Handling Units

A coal-based thermal power plant consists of many integrated plants/systems and equipment with electrical, mechanical, instrumentation & control and civil components. The structure of the entire plant system can be broadly classified into a main power generating plant comprising of steam generator, steam turbine and generator along with their associated auxiliaries and a Balance of […]

How to Conduct Rehabilitation & Resettlement (R&R) During SIA?

Development projects are important in many ways. Although they may create a significant change in the lives of locals, including the acquisition of their land, loss of livelihood and other issues that may not be rightly compensated, it also provides a lot of opportunities in terms of new jobs, improved sense of well-being and increase […]

How to Start Biomass Pellet Manufacturing Business?

Densified Biomass, also called biomass pellets, is an emerging form of biomass fuel that can be made fromagricultural Biomass, wood wastes, commercial grasses and residues from farms, yards or forests. These biomass pellet manufacturing businesses are in huge demand afterthe ‘National Mission on use of Biomass in coal-based thermal power plants’ that was launched on […]

Permitted Businesses In and Around an Eco-Sensitive Zone

The ministry of Environment and Forest declared ESZ guidelines on February 9, 2011. The guidelines included a broad list of activities that could be allowed, regulated or restricted. The protected areas such as wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, biosphere reserves, tiger reserves etc., have an eco-sensitive zone around them and need special conservation efforts owing to […]

Scope of Electric Vehicle (EV) Manufacturing in India

The entire country recently rejoiced when the government announced that India had discovered an untapped 5.9 million-ton stash of lithium reserves located in the Jammu and Kashmir region which will significantly help India reduce the dependence on other countries for the supply of lithium, a key component in EV batteries. To support the target of reaching 30 […]

EC Legalities Applicable On Foundries in the Metallurgical Sector

Metals are crucial to other manufacturing sectors like engineering, electrical and electronics, automobile and automobile components, packaging and infrastructure. The performance of the metallurgical industry is a reflection of the overall economy. India’s metallurgical industries are very crucial to the country’s economic development. This sector produces 95 minerals, 4 fuel-related minerals, 10 metallic minerals, 23 […]

Changes Brought By the Amendments in the EIA Notification Post-1994

Till 1994, the process of environmental clearance was an administrative decision and needed more legislative support. Then in 1994, the first EIA Notification was introduced and made mandatory for new projects and the expansion or modernisation of any industrial activity listed in Schedule 1 of the notification. This notification version underwent 12 amendments until 2006, […]

What Is A No Increase In Pollution Load Certificate, And How To Apply For One?

In 2016, MoEF&CC amended the EIA Notification, 2006, wherein it stated that there would be no requirement to obtain fresh EC for any change in configuration of the plant after detailed engineering during development of the project, provided there is no change in the production or pollution load of the project. The amendment was done […]

How to Conduct EIA for Leather Processing Industry

EIA, after its introduction in 1994, has worked to ensure sustained development in the country. The existing version of the EIA process was issued on September 14, 2006, that brought out structural changes in the Environment clearance mechanism for 39 identified industries, including the leather /skin/hide processing industry. Leather processing includes stages associated with consuming […]

Importance of Site Inspection by SPCB/PCC during Consent NOC

State Pollution Boards (SPCBs) and Pollution Control Committees are responsible for implementing environmental legislation in the state, such as the Water Act, 1974, the Air Act, of 1981, the Water (Cess) Act 1977 and some of the provisions under Environmental (P) Act, 1986 and the rules framed there under like, Biomedical Waste Rules, 1998, Hazardous […]

Stages in an Environmental Impact Assessment in India

Humankind, as it is developed today, can only live with taking up development activities for securing the supply of food, security and other needs. However, these activities though beneficial for humanity, may have adverse impacts on the environment, so there is always a need to adjust developmental activities along with the concerns of the environment. […]

How to open e-waste business in Delhi

E-waste has been an environmental concern worldwide. This problem was turned into business opportunities, and many such businesses have flourished around e-waste management after the E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016, made PIBOs responsible for fulfilling their Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Such business came in various forms- from collectors to aggregators and dismantlers to recyclers. E-waste businesses in […]

What are the Licenses Needed for dismantling of e-waste

Any person, agency, or organisation engaged in dismantling e-waste into its components is called a dismantler. Dismantling is usually a manual operation as the separation of various components of e-waste has to be done carefully so that the component is not destroyed in the process. Functional components can be straightaway sent to be used as […]