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Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Environment

Dated 24th November 2000

Composition:

(1) Secretary, MoEF Chairman
(2) Principal Adviser (E and F), Planning Commission Member
(3) Special Secretary, MoEF Member
(4) Addl. Secretary, MoEF Member
(5) Joint Secretary.MoEF Member-Secretary
(6) Sh. D.K. Biswas, Chairman, CPCB. New Delhi Member
(7) Dr. R.N. Singh, Director, NEERI, Nagpur Member
(8) Chairman, Maharashtra State Poll Control Board Member
(9) Chairman. Gujarat State Poll Control Board Member
(10) Chairman, Tamilnadu State Poll Control Board Member
(11) Sh. K.P.Nyati, Head.Environment, CII, New Delhi Member
(12) Prof. R.P. Sengupta, Centre for Env. Research IIM, Cal Member(12)
(13) Prof. U. Sankar, Madras School of Economics, Chennai Member
(14) Shri Anil Aggarwal, Director, CSE, New Delhi Member
(15) Prof. Shekhar Singh, IIPA, New Delhi Member
(16) Dr. Brij Gopal, Head, Env. and Eco. JNU, New Delhi Member
(17) Shri R.C. Jhamtani, Jt. Adviser (E and F), Planning Commission Member

Terms of reference :

  1. To make recommendations for evolving an effective and efficient paradigm for environment sector for the tenth five year plan based on a review of existing policy / approach and taking into account the weaknesses In Institutional, legislative, regulatory and enforcement structures.

    Within the broader socio-economic objectives of the Tenth Five Year plan and recognizing the imperative need for integrating environment in policy making/decision-making. The Committee may focus, inter alia, on the following items: -
    • Strategies for sustain a Die development to achieve sustainability and alleviate poverty.
    • Preparation of natural resources budget and state of environment report by states and union territories.
    • Initiative for tackling the problem of air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution and safe disposal of hazardous waste, etc.
    • People's participation based on a national campaign, environmental awareness and educates and involvement of NGOs.
    • Enhancing of effectiveness of state and Central Pollution Control Boards / Committees
    • Environment Impact Assessment, Environmental clearance and ensuring internalisation of environment aspects in national accounting procedures
  2. To recommend a portfolio of schemes, corresponding physical targets, measurable objectives and financial requirements for the sector adopting the concept of zero-based budget.
  3. To include any other issue, which the Working Group considers important.

The Chairman may co-opt experts and constitute sub-groups for specific tasks. The Steering Committee would be services by the Planning Commission.

TA/DA for non-official members would be met as per Govt. rules from the Budget of the Planning Commission at par with the Group 'A' officials of the Govt. of India.

The Working Group will submit its report to the Planning Commission by the 30th September 2001.