National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) ,
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi Project
Centre for Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology
for Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management(CAAST - CSAWM)
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Tal. Rahuri, Dist. Ahmednagar 413 722

Environment Sustainability

Environment Sustainability Plan (ESP)

Sr. No.

 Proposed Interventions/   Activities

 Compliances applicable

 Possible Environmental   Impacts

Mitigation Measures

 Scope for the Integration   of Environmental   Sustainability concerns

1.

Infrastructure Development:

  • Site clearing

 

Preservation of Trees Act
  • Site aclearing may lead to loss of greenery by removal of trees, clearing vegetation etc.
  • Since only repair and minor modification work is being done, there would not be any cutting of trees. If necessary small pruning of trees would be carried out.
  • Pruned leaves of trees will be used for composting purpose.
  • Best practice: In addition, plantation of trees will be carried out at appropriate sites with geo-tagging
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Repair and minor modification of Building (classroom, lab etc.); Raw material for construction, ventilation, energy source and devices, safety measures, and construction operations.

  • National building code of India, 200
  • Energy Conservation Act

 

  • Possibility of use of illegal mined or low quality material
  • Renovation work has been given to well authorized contractor.
  • Standard norms for renovation will be followed.
  • Provision would be made for rain water harvesting structure.
  • Proper lab design with ventilation, safety, space, water taps, Fire safety equipments, waste segregation boxes, paper shredders, etc.
 
  • Lack of solar passive features required artificial lightening and air circulation
  •  The renovation work is designed in such a way that sufficient number of windows and ventilators for natural light and air circulation are available.
  • Use of solar power on the research farm and premises of the project building.
 
  • Open disposal of construction debris
  • Whatever debris comes from the repair and minor modification work will be used as a filling material in designing sites.
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  • Use of non-renewable energy contribute to emission
  • LED/CFL lights will be installed. Energy rated appliances will be used.
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  • Risk due to lack of safety measures and pollution
  • Fire safety equipment’s in building will be ensured.
  • The contractor has been instructed to strictly follow the safety norms and should provide with gloves, helmets and masks to the workers.
  • Installation of fire safety and CCTV in the premises.
2.

 Waste disposal

  • Hazardous wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 1989 and Amendment Rules, 2000 & 2003
  • Open disposal of hazardous laboratory wastes into gutter may contaminate the soil, groundwater etc.
  • Chemicals used in laboratory and field will be collected separately in containers for safe disposal.
  • SOPs will be made available in the laboratories.
  • Students and staff will be trained on laboratory safety guidelines.
  • Best practice will be followed for disposal of waste.
3  Capacity building of faculty and  students N.A.
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Awareness workshop for students and faculty
  • Developing resource saving attitude among students and faculty
4.  Research themes of the center
  • Insecticide Act 1968
  • WHO Laboratory Safety Manual.
  • Use of pesticide that fall in the category of Class Ia, Ib, and II as per WHO classification will pollute the environment and affect biodiversity.
  • Poorly designed trials can pose damage to the environment.
  • Use of drips can cause plastic pollution
  • Use of permitted pesticides in the research trials.
  • Formulation of research trials which can conserve natural resources such as Soil and Water and reduce environmental impact
  • Development of web and mobile based application for choosing appropriate chemical pesticide as per the classification of WHO.
  • Best practice: Use of bio-control agents
  • Recycling of plastic waste by using them in construction of roads.
  • The web-resource will also be helpful to farmers and students for identification of WHO recommended pesticides which are less harmful to environment.

 

 

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