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Environment Management

19
Dec
2017

19-12-2017 9:00 am - 21-12-2017 5:00 pm
Rs.19,470.00
INTRODUCTION :
 
India’s rapid economic growth in the last two decades has been accompanied by increased levels of urbanization. In India out of the total population of 1210.2 million as on 1st March, 2011, about 377.1 million are in urban areas. The net addition of population in urban areas over the last decade is 91.0 million. The percentage of urban population to the total population of the country stands at 31.6. There has been an increase of 3.35 percentage points in the proportion of urban population in the country during 2001-2011. Municipal services viz., Water, Wastewater, Solid Waste, Heating and Transport are the basic building blocks of efficient, healthy, and economically vital communities. Quality municipal services support the economic development of municipalities, while poor levels of service, interruptions, low coverage levels, and other problems can undermine quality of life in municipalities, retard economic growth, and erode trust between citizens and local governments.
Benchmarking is now well recognized as an important mechanism for performance management and accountability in service delivery. It involves the measuring and monitoring of service provider performance on a systematic and continuous basis. Sustained benchmarking can help utilities to identify performance gaps and introduce improvements through the sharing of information and best practices, ultimately resulting in better services to people. Measuring service levels of civic agencies implies measuring outcomes, and thereby indirectly also reflects on institutional capacity, financial performance and other parameters. Service Level Benchmarking has been developed and released by the MoUD and become the cornerstone of the urban reform agenda being implemented as part of various centrally sponsored schemes AMRUT, SMART CITIES, SWACHH BHARAT, HRIDAY AND Housing For All etc..
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03
Jan
2018

03-01-2018 9:00 am - 05-01-2018 5:00 pm
Rs.19,470.00

INTRODUCTION:

Development through use of technologies is required to improve the standard of living. In view of the fact that Development projects are interfering with the environment, it is essential, before starting a major project, to assess the present environment scenario and, at the same time, it is necessary to assess impact of the same project on the environment during its operation. Environmental concerns have to be addressed rationally before any project is grounded. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an effort to anticipate, measure and weigh the socioeconomic and biophysical changes that may result from a proposed project. The objectives of EIA include assessment of existing environmental quality status, prediction of environmental impact of projects, finding ways and means to reduce adverse impacts, shaping the project to suit local environment and presenting the predictions and options to the decisionmakers. MoEF, Govt. of India, has made it mandatory to conduct EIA for all developmental projects. EIA reports prepared based on detailed environmental assessment studies by different consultants and project proponent serve as instruments by which we identify and assess the potential environmental, social and health impacts of a proposed project, evaluate alternatives, and design appropriate environmental and social management plans during the life-cycle of the project Today EIA reports are prepared by a variety of consultants and project proponents have no clear understanding and adequate knowledge to judge the soundness of the report and implications of the findings and recommendations made in it. Many times project proponents are also not aware whether proper methodologies, tools and techniques are used in the studies and in order to make decision makers aware of all these aspects, Engineering Staff College of India is organizing a 3- day Continuing Professional Development Programme on “Review of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Reports – Case study & Group Discussion”.

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08
Jan
2018

08-01-2018 9:00 am - 10-01-2018 5:00 pm
Rs.19,470.00

INTRODUCTION:

Septage is the settled solid matter in semi-solid condition usually a mixture of solids and water settled at the bottom of septic tank. It has an offensive odour, appearance and is high in organics and pathogenic microorganisms. The National Family Health Survey-3 (NFHS, 2005-06) reported that that 17% urban households in India did not have access to any toilets at home, 24% households were sharing toilets (technologies not specified), about 19% had their toilets connected to sewers, the majority had on- site installations – about 27.6% households had septic tanks and 6.1% had pit latrines that were classified as “improved” and another 5% toilets were as “Flush/pour flush not to sewer/septic. The National Urban Sanitation Policy underlines the necessity for safe confinement and treatment of human excreta. The municipalities/ local government bodies are usually empowered for ensuring the safe handling and disposal of septage generated from on-site sanitary installations. In conformity with CPHEEO guidelines, these also establish local laws or regulations to govern septage handling and to meet all regulatory requirements and standards. While local bodies or utilities may be responsible for regulation over such practices, lack of systems, resources, capacities and incentives often result in neglect and continuance of uncontrolled dumping of septic tank wastes. Septic tank effluent and septage, with appreciable levels of organics, nitrogen and pathogens, disposed without proper treatment are a cause of concern on account of the organic carbon (as measured as BOD5), nitrogen, phosphorus and pathogens in the effluent. The National Rating of 423 Class I Indian Cities (covering 72% of Indian urban population) on Sanitation (MOUD, Govt. of India, May, 2010) found that 65% per cent (274) of these cities had unsatisfactory arrangements for safe collection of human excreta (whether on-site or sewerage).Government of India Initiatives under Urban Flagship missions like “AMRUT, Swachh Bharat and Rural Sanitation Policy” have emphasized all cities/ towns/ Rural areas should have proper Septage management and disposal practices.

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22
Jan
2018

22-01-2018 9:00 am - 24-01-2018 5:00 pm
Rs.18,880.00

INTRODUCTION:

e-Governance is a form of public administration making “use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance the access and delivery of government services to benefit citizens, employees and management of urban local bodies.” It aims to “help strengthen government’s drive towards effective governance and increase transparency to better management of social and economic resources for development.” eGovernance in municipalities is one of the Mission Mode Projects under the NeGP, which is expected to result in improved service delivery by local governments for the citizens. Implementation of eGovernance reform is one of the mandatory reforms under all Govt. of India and State Mission Schemes.

The aim for implementing e-Governance in municipalities is to:

 Focus on clearly identified citizen services that would be covered with clearly laid down service levels and outcomes to be achieved.

 Improve efficiency and effectiveness in interaction between local government and its citizens and other stakeholders.

 Improve quality of internal local government operations and management information systems to support and stimulate good governance.

 Bring about transparency and accountability in urban local body operations.

 Help improve reach of the delivery of services to citizens.

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