Tripura State Pollution Control Board, in collaboration with Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and German Technical Co-operation (GTZ) has successfully completed the Zoning Atlas for Siting of Industries for the entire State under the World Bank funded Environment Management Capacity Building Project. As a follow up of the Zoning Atlas project,
Zoning Atlas for siting of industries zones and classifies the environment
in a district and presents the pollution receiving potential of various
sites/zones in the district and the possible alternate sites for industries
through easy-to-read maps.
Zoning Atlas considers only the environmental aspects. For siting of
industries, both the economic factors, such as availability of raw materials,
market for finished product, water supply, electricity, labour , availability
etc., and the environmental factors are to be considered. Consideration
of economic factors : maximises profits over a short period but consideration
of environmental factors minimises liabilities over a longer period.
Assuming that the industries are the best in identifying the sites best
suitable from economic considerations, the Zoning Atlas addresses to
the environmental considerations only. The industries may subsequently
evaluate the site suitability from both the considerations.
Zoning Atalas in addition to streamlining the decision making process has several benefits,some of which are briefed below.
STEPS TO ZONING ATLAS
Step I :
Preparation of the base map of the district; .I
StepV: Preperation of Pollution sensitivity maps based on overlay of theme maps and identification of:
a)possible alternate sites for location of industries based on the sensitivity if the sites to air and water pollution and the
risks associated with industrial siting; and
b)possible solid waste disposal sites based on the sensitivity to groundwater pollution
Step VI :
Listing of the categories of industry suitable