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.

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 […]

Requirements for a Plastic Items Business

Requirements for a Plastic Items Business are no different from requirements for any other manufacturing business.  It is essential for new entrepreneurs and even skilled ones to understand the requirements of their business first. The requirements in a plastic items business are versatile as it depends on many factors like the manufacturing process, place of […]

Opportunities in Reprocessed Plastic Granules Business

The use of plastic has overshadowed today’s world, and the increasing plastic waste has posed a severe threat to the environment and human health. For a long time, our economy has been functioning linearly, working on take-make-use-dispose principle. This led to a runaway production and with that, the generation of massive amounts of waste, particularly […]

Role of Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO)

Producer Responsibility Organisations are professional organisations authorised to take the responsibility for the collection, channelisation and recycling of e-waste generated from the ‘end-of-life’ EEE products to ensure environmentally sound management of e-waste. The producer/importers have been given the option to manage their EPR responsibilities either themselves or through any authorised Producer Responsibility organisation (PRO). A […]

CPCB certification For Compostable Plastic Sellers

Currently, only about 1 % of plastic and plastic products on the global market are considered bio-based, compostable and biodegradable. Certifications issued by governmental agencies like the Central Pollution Control Board guarantees that a product complies with an established standard or a set of conditions defined by the certifier. CPCB has, from time to time, amended […]

West Bengal Pollution Control Board Consent to Operate: An Overview

As per the  Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, a person establishing any industry or process that discharges effluent or emits pollutants into the environment (land, water or air) is required to obtain consent to operate(CTO). The West Bengal Pollution Control Board requires […]

How to Start a Plastic Bottle Crushing Business?

Single-use plastic bottles (PET bottles) are one of the most common forms of plastic we see around us. We see their use in packaging items like water and carbonated beverages, medicines, oils, etc. PET bottles account for 33% of the total carbonated soft drink market. PET plastic offers high tensile strength and good barrier properties. […]

Consent to Establish for Green Category Industries

Central Pollution Control Board or CPCB was constituted under section 3 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974[1]. Consent to Establish/Operate/ Renew is granted under sections 25 and 26 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and under section 21 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, […]

How to Obtain EPR Online for Laptop Import in India

EPR Authorization for laptop import is given by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) under MoEFCC, Government of India. Importers of EEE items like laptops are categorised as PIBOs and are stakeholders in the electronic and electrical equipment market. Their role in E-waste management has been emphasised recently in the amended PWM rules 2016, published […]