SUBJECT : Eco friendly policies needed for urban development

Dehardun, March 1st: A one-day workshop on environment and social safeguard policies was organized by the Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program (UUSDIP) here. The workshop was conducted by the officials of Asian Development bank.

AK Pant, deputy program director, UUSDIP, said, "It is essential that before undertaking any projects, civic or otherwise, environmental conditions should be taken into account. The aim of this workshop is to basically make people aware about the environmental constituents that have to be considered as well as the permissions which have to be sought before starting any new projects."

Various environmental safeguards were discussed in the workshop such as project screening and categorization, environmental assessment, occupational as well as community health and safety, biodiversity protection, natural resource management and others.

Source: Times of India