Development of Missing EQS and Revision of Existing Punjab Environment Quality Standards: World Bank Funded (Punjab Green Development Program, PGDP) under SP & IU, Government of the Punjab
Our team successfully developed a comprehensive framework for revising Punjab's Environmental Quality Standards, encompassing Ambient Air, Gaseous Emissions, Noise and Acoustic Exposure, Vehicular Emissions, Drinking Water, Waste Water, and Biomedical Hazardous Waste. In addition, we formulated the new standards for Surface Water, Soil, Treated Effluent and sludge for Horticultural Purposes, Noise and Vibration, and Solid Hazardous Waste Guidelines.
Our approach involved a thorough examination of comparative research and analysis, utilizing a wealth of data over three years. We conducted research and development based on primary and published secondary data, considering Health, Environmental, Social, Economic, and Legal aspects to establish evidence-based factual arguments for the necessary revisions, taking into account the current environmental conditions.
The project also entailed a meticulous review and drafting of Environmental Sampling Rules. To ensure a robust framework, we delved into International and regional laws, policies, regulations, and standards, conducting a detailed assessment of frameworks such as US-EPA, EU, WHO, UK, CDC, CPCB (India), China, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Iran. The completion of this project signifies our commitment to enhancing environmental standards through a comprehensive and globally informed approach.