Toxic release inventory for India

This report examines the directives set forth by the October 2003 Supreme Court order, and it reviews the current status of implementation of the directives with a specific focus on information dissemination and the creation of a Toxics Release Inventory for India. It also identifies the possible bottlenecks and reasons for non-implementation of a TRI. The methodology used includes an analysis of available literature (reports, existing legislation and case law, newspaper and magazine articles), and interviews conducted with experienced professionals. The issue of accurate information dissemination to the public has been repeatedly discussed within the Indian legislative framework, and steps are being taken towards this goal. In spite of this, this report finds that the process for creation, collation and dissemination of information regarding hazardous wastes in India needs to be strengthened.

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