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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Industrial Pollution Law and Policy in India

Vibhu Raj

Abstract: Industrial pollution is a major reason for the degradation of the environment that successively could be a key consider turning extreme weather events into natural disasters. Degradation of the environment not solely intensifies disasters however additionally will increase the potential for secondary disasters. From the point of view of response to disruptive events, the society looks to stakeholders, institutions and the government. One such stakeholder interface in an exceedingly semi-urban/rural setting is that between the local community and also the neighbourhood industrial units. The community forms a part of the industrial units workforce and the industry, in turn, relies on this workforce during a crisis for the success of its business continuity plans. The community-industry interface includes of a human resource sensitized to the risk assessment of the industries, the extent of its polluting activities and more importantly to safety techniques and actions to be taken during an emergency. This community-industry interface is leveraged to reduce the vulnerability of the community. This paper examines, however, this may be achieved through the formation of positive community pressure on the polluting local industrial units created by the provision of appropriate information in the public domain being interpreted for community consumption by the elements of this interface. Secondly by using the knowledge and experience of this interface with regards to industrial safety and risk management to spur pre-disaster actions at the community level. The paper was submitted to International Conference on company Social Responsibility and Industrial Disasters organized by National Law Institute University, Bhopal, India on 5 -6 December 2009.

Keywords: Industrial pollution, disasters, environmental degradation, pre-disaster actions, civil defense