The proposed IWRM Roadmap for the Pamba River Basin has been developed under the APSF (Action Plan Support Facility) Project financed by the European Union. The Pamba Pilot Project’s aim was to deliver “Policy Support to Integrated River Basin Management” and to contribute to the continuing EU-India policy dialogue in the water sector.

This report aims to identify present procedures and practices in India by examining the information collected in the three demonstration states.

This report focuses on the policy guidelines for management of pollution control, specifically for air quality – one of the priorities identified by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of the Government of India (GoI).

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) recognizes the
importance of green buildings and the role they play in improving

The APSF -Environment project is supporting the Government of Kerala and its Pamba River Authority in producing an IWRM Roadmap for the Pamba River, with the aim of producing a replicable model for river basin management of intra-state rivers in India.

Groundwater supplies 60 per cent of the water for irrigation in India and 85 per cent of rural water supply relies upon groundwater. Accordingly, poverty reduction, rural development and sustainable food production in India rely upon the long-term availability of groundwater in sufficient quantity and quality. Efficient groundwater resource management is therefore of high priority in India.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has requested the APSF to contribute to exchange of knowledge on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (hereafter referred to as e-waste), ship dismantling and the remediation of contaminated sites.