Polluted Places: India

Total Project Cost: $340,000

PEP Funding: $250,000
Approval Date: 14 October 2004
Main Project Partner: Blacksmith Institute
Project Officer: Shunso Tsukada, India Resident Mission
Type of Intervention: Pilot Intervention
Status: Completedᅠ

Summary: The project reduced levels of mortality and morbidity caused by chemical pollution in selected local communities in India and aimed to strengthen local government and community capacity to initiate and undertake successful remediation efforts.

Poverty-Environment Linkage: The project recognized the adverse impact of industrial pollution to the socio-economic development of the poor communities in India and offered remediation approaches to reduce levels of mortality and morbidity caused by pollution.

Expected Outputs/Outcomes:

  • Site assessment report
  • Remediation Plans
  • Completed Remediation of 2-3 sites
  • Multi-stakeholders partnerships for cleaning up polluted sites
  • Reduced levels of mortality and morbidity due to reduced levels of pollution
  • Strengthened local government and community capacity to undertake remediation efforts

Major Components and Activities:

  • Nomination and Assessment of selected industrial sites in India where chemical pollution has adversely affected local environmental quality and caused high levels of mortality and morbidity among local communities
  • Development of remediation plans for the selected sites
  • Remediation implementation in 2-3 sites
  • Evaluation and Information Dissemination