Environmental Planning Studies:
Environmental Planning requires special attention as the issues involved require thorough understanding of the environmental situation and forces affecting it. In addition to environmental sectors, many other aspects also need to be taken into consideration while carrying out environmental planning. Collection, generation and assimilation of voluminous data is a pre-requisite. We have necessary experience of preparing inventories of various environmental attributes. We have a large pool of experts representing various disciplines to ensure that the diverse needs of such assignments are met satisfactorily. Notable assignments successfully completed include project URBAIR for MEIP-Mumbai under the aegis of WORLD BANK and Inventory of Hazardous Waste Generation in Maharashtra State.
Policy Planning Studies:
On behalf of Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and other Agencies such as WORLD BANK, we have undertaken research studies necessary for developing Environmental Policies, Plans and formulating Rules. The aspects covered include undertaking National Survey of subject industry (to gauge magnitude of the problem), identifying key environmental parameters, monitoring to assess/evaluate existing control techniques, assessment of control options and reviewing International Legislations on the subject industry. We then formulate various alternatives for consideration of implementing Agencies to apply in the local context. Notable assignments include Development of Hydrocarbon Emission Standards for Petrochemical Industry on behalf of CPCB and Development of Automobile Emission norms for Dhaka city.
Environmental Impact Assessment and Environment Management Plan:
We undertake Environmental Impact Assessment studies for new industrial /developmental projects, expansion of existing activities to assess the likely impact. The study results are used to formulate Environment Management Plan for mitigation of adverse impacts due to the project and for achieving improvement of environmental conditions. The studies are conducted as per Guidelines of MoEF, World Bank (OP 4.01) / Asian Development Bank as required by the client. Both Rapid (1 season) and Comprehensive (3 season) studies can be undertaken by us as per demands of the project. Based on these studies, we also assist the client to obtain Environmental Clearance from Department of Environment / Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India etc for the project. .
We have successfully completed several assignments for Chemical / Petrochemical industries, Power Generation Projects, Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), Mining, Construction and Highway projects in Maharashtra, Haryana, Goa, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Gujarat. Such assignments can be taken by us on a turnkey basis covering clearance of the project from State Pollution Control Board, Dept. of Environment and/or Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India.
Risk Analysis Studies:
We carry out HAZOP (Hazard and Operability) studies and Risk assessment studies for projects involving handling of chemicals. The HAZOP studies help determine hazards in operations whereas the Risk Assessment studies help ascertain extent of damage likely in case of an accident involving chemicals. The output from the study helps to give pointers for effective on site/off site emergency management in case of accidents involving chemicals. Ministry of Environment and Forests requires all units handling hazardous chemicals to present Risk Analysis report along with EIA studies, before granting Environmental Clearance for the project. We have completed several assignments for various Chemical Petrochemical, Drug / Synthetic Organic chemical manufacturing industries and pipeline projects.
On Site/Off Site Emergency Management Plan:We have prepared On site/Off Site emergency management plan and have provided assistance in setting up of procedures and creating an Organization for effective disaster preparedness. Notable assignment includes Preparation of Frame work for Emergency Response Centre at Patalganga on behalf of PRIA.
Environmental and Safety Audits:
We have an Interdisciplinary team (having chemical and environmental engineers) for conducting a range of audits such as Environmental Audits, Safety Audits and Aspect Identification for ISO 14000. We have experienced chemical engineers, scientists on our team having good knowledge of process chemistry which make the audits more meaningful. The benefits of a good Audit can be manifold - such as establishment of present status of manufacturing units, identification of shortcomings / problem areas and setting up targets for improvement as well as to fulfill statutory requirements.
Dispersion Modelling Studies:
We have carried out Modelling studies to ascertain impact on air and water environment due to existing as well as proposed pollution sources. Dispersion Modelling to gauge impact on Air quality is routinely carried out as part of Environmental Impact Assessment Studies. We have carried out such studies for Industrial & Highway projects. In addition, impact on Noise levels is also gauged for high way projects. The project URBAR involved Multiple source Mathematical Modelling using KILDER a model developed by NILU wherein emissions over a 40 km x 20 km grid were modeled. Notable assignments for water modeling includes dispersion modeling for Pesticide Industry discharge into Cumbarzua Canal connecting Zuari & Mondovi Rivers, thus having bi-directional flows during high / low tides.
Environmental Due Diligence Audits:
Environmental Due Diligence Audits are being increasingly resorted to by Multi-National Corporations before acquiring property and/or businesses in India to ascertain contamination of soil, land and ground water and to ascertain current and future environmental liabilities of a company. With an in-house strength in Geology and Environmental Engineering, such we are ideally suited to take up assignments. Notable jobs include assessment of Automobile Manufacturing unit near Bangalore for FIAT Engg, Italy and assessment of Chemical Manufacturing units in MIDC, Tarapur.
Environmental Training and Awareness:
We have taken programs to train employees in environment, health and safety in handling of chemicals, importance of environmental protection, disaster management and legal issues. We have tied up with professionals in the fields of mass communication and advertising in order to spread the message of environment protection on a mass scale. We have also conducted Opinion Polls for projects to understand People’s perception on environmental issues. Notable jobs include Air pollution related awareness programs for Government of Maharashtra, Department of Environment, Teachers Training program for villages around Patalganga Rasayani Industrial Area and Establishment of Emergency Response Centre. We have formed a group of enthusiastic professionals under the banner of Centre of Environmental Awareness to help conduct these programs.