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  • Good article, I really hope that government will take notice of the shortcomings and rectify the same. The government should also consider disclosing the emission level as it will put pressure on the industries; also the financial markets will start taking notice of such industries and will do their bit in putting pressure on them.

    Posted by: Shivananda Shetty | 2 months ago | Reply
    • You shared a very important point of disclosing the emission data to public. Lets hope, corrective measure will be taken soon.
      Thank you.

      Posted by: Sanjeev K Kanchan | 2 months ago | Reply
  • Nothing is left in bombarding on failure of PCBs but some positive thought is necessary for the causes and amelioration of the situation. NGT order dated 8.6.2017, if implemented in letter and spirit, may, perhaps, help.

    Posted by: Dilip B Broalkar | 2 months ago | Reply
  • The article is beautifully written and presented to highlight the issues involved in to CEMS implementation and lacunas thereof. We are independent since last 70 years but monkeying has not left us in every way: be it food habit, be it dresses, be it fashion or be it environmental legislative requirements. Some time I feel pained that being a human are we doing justice to next generation? But answer remains same in these years, we are doing our business, do not know about what others doing. Had we been in to a integrated system of environment & social requirement safe guard policy in place for the country like a in place which should have been working as an umbrella of requirement having a provision to ascertain the future requirement need and action plan, which would lead to amendment. Still we have time, probably all stake holders should come together under one umbrella to discuss the need, respect each other's opinion and devise a policy for the country to save it from monkeying.

    Posted by: Bijan Mishra | 2 months ago | Reply
    • Thank you for sharing your views on article. We hope the government will take note of it and corrective measures. The opportunity to improve environmental governance must not be missed.

      Posted by: Sanjeev K Kanchan | 2 months ago | Reply
  • The article highlights the practical gap between policy and its implementation. Ultimate goal of CEMS is to reduce the pollution but without measuring correctly you cannot control .

    Hope the govt. will take some clue from this article and undertake steps to control the damage otherwise billions of Dollar will go into drain

    Posted by: Sanjeev Rai | 2 months ago | Reply
    • Rightly said. The gaps must be bridged. The new era of pollution monitoring and reporting has immense potential to strengthen the compliance and enforcement system in India.

      Posted by: Sanjeev K Kanchan | 2 months ago | Reply
  • A good article appraising the present issues and lacunae in implementing this effective systems in developing our nation.A little focus, training and intention to do corrective action can benefit on a longer run. Moreover I also expect a similar article in terms of water pollution monitoring and management in the country. The online monitring can also help in many cases the present senario and also predict for preventive action in the future. Online monitoring should be mandated in the country under precautionary principle for betterment of our enviroinment which is not ours and a demanding right for the future generations.

    Posted by: R.Dhanasekaran | 2 months ago | Reply
    • Many thanks for encouraging words. I completely agree with your views on the way forward. As far as water pollution monitoring and management is concern, it is very crucial for India. I take note of your suggestion.

      Posted by: Sanjeev K Kanchan | 2 months ago | Reply
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