English Release 11-December 2013
- Department of Space
- Antrix-Devas Deal
- Mars Mission
- Budget for Space Research
- Space Research Centres
- Min of Commerce & Industry
- Long Term Vision on Trade and Commerce
- Trade Deficit with China
- FSA Support Issue at WTO Ministerial Conference, Bali
- Issue of MSP in Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference
- India’s Foreign Trade: November, 2013
- Min of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
- Stockholding Limits for Essential Commodities Extended to Contain Price Rise
- Study to evaluate Consumer Protection Act
- The Sugar industry must pass on benefit of sugar decontrol to the people and the farmers –Prof K.V.Thomas
- Min of Defence
- IAF Bids Adieu to One of its Old Workhorses – Mig 21 T-77
- Ministry of Finance
- Fast, All Inclusive and Sustained Growth Will Continue to be on the Agenda of the Government Over the Next Five Years: Fm;
- Min of Human Resource Development
- Entry of Foreign Universities to Set up their Campuses in India
- Min of New and Renewable Energy
- Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM)
- Solar Cities
- Climate Responsive Technology Design
- Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
- Global crude oil price of Indian Basket declines to US$ 107.65/bbl on 10.12.2013
- Min of Power
- STATUS of RGGVY in the state of Jammu & Kashmir
- Ministry of Railways
- Indian Railways Carry 677.56 Million Tonnes of Freight During April-November 2013
- Min of Youth Affairs & Sports
- Sports Minister welcomes IOC decision to lift the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association
Ministry of Environment and Forests06-December, 2012 16:31 IST
|International Treaty Obligations on Dismantling of Toxic Ships |
|The Government has taken a number of steps to ensure environmental protection due to any damage caused by ship breaking in the country, which include: |
Ship recycling activity in India is regulated as per the directions of Supreme Court given in Writ Petition (Civil) No.657 of 1995. Verification of hazardous materials/wastes on board the ship, by way of inspection of ship, is done at anchoring stage by State Maritime Board, State Pollution Control Board and the Customs Department. Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organisation (PESO) for petroleum tankers/chemicals tankers and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board for war ships, atomic nuclear powered vessels, naval vessels, etc., grant necessary permissions after inspection at anchorage.
The State Maritime Boards issue beaching permission as per the laid down procedure. The following certification/clearances are required prior to issue of breaking permissions for any ship by the State Maritime Board:
(a) Gas free certificate being issued by the Inspector of Explosives.
(b) Decontamination Certificate from State Pollution Control Board.
(c) License issued by Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, State Government.
In May, 2009, IMO has adopted the Hong Kong International Convention on Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships. The Government of India has not yet ratified the Convention.
The above information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Shrimati Jayanthi Natarajan to the Parliament.
(Release ID :90070)