ESD focuses on achieving a symbiotic relationship between the community and environment concerns which is precisely the National Environment policy. It involves people’s participation and social mobilization for ensuring environmental sustainability without losing focus on development processes in consonance with the Agenda 21 document of Rio+10.
Key areas covered under this division for conducting studies, execution of projects, capacity building:
EPTRI, as a concomitant of environment protection, generates various environmental education activities covering environmental issues related to industry, protected areas, bio-diversity, urban agglomeration, environmental awareness, human resource development, capacity building and research, etc in consonance with the Rio+10.
EPTRI is one of the first institutions in the State of Andhra Pradesh promoting the concept of source segregation for achieving zero waste management and offering one stop solutions for MSW Management.
Government of Andhra Pradesh appointed EPTRI as Center for Climate Change and Nodal Agency for CDM in Andhra Pradesh vide G.O.Ms.No.101, EFS&T (ENV) Department, dated 19.11.2001. The centre is working to sensitize various stakeholders to avail the opportunities under CDM by organizing workshops. The Centre is also helping the project proponents for preparation of PDDs[/accordion]
[accordion title="SoE Reporting" is_open="no"]EPTRI is the first organization in India for bringing out State of Environment (SoE) Reports for Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh. Government of India has appointed the EPTRI as a National Host Institution for six states viz. Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Chatisgarh, Assam, Tamil Nadu and one Union Territory i.e. Andaman and Nicobar Islands for helping them to prepare the SoE Reports under tenth five year plan.
EPTRI is the first organization in India for bringing out State of Environment (SoE) Reports for Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh. Government of India has appointed the EPTRI as a National Host Institution for six states viz. Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Chatisgarh, Assam, Tamil Nadu and one Union Territory i.e. Andaman and Nicobar Islands for helping them to prepare the SoE Reports under tenth five year plan.
EPTRI encouraged and promoted Non-Conventional Energy Resources in rural areas with Solar lights, Solar Dryers etc in un-grid connected rural hinterlands. It has implemented a Solar Energy project in Appapur village (a tribal hamlet in the district of Mahaboobnagar) with the financial assistance from the Ministry of Tribal Welfare, Government of India
EPTRI has executed ESA studies for river basins in Tamil Nadu under Water Reforms Programme assisted by the World Bank. The study provided social and environmental management framework by adopting stakeholder consultation process throughout the study area besides suggesting institutional mechanism to steer the reform programme.
EPTRI has started the project with the financial assistance form GTZ through MoEF. The study is to inventorise the natural resources, its depletion and monitorising for its reclamation.
EPTRI organising sensitization workshops for farmers, government line department officials and local bank officials on promotion of energy plantations i.e. Pongamia pinnata and Jatropha curcas in wastelands.
EPTRI is implementing rural electrification projects to the interior villages with solar energy for providing street lighting, home lighting, lanterns, energy for community TV and solar dryer. [/accordion]
[accordion title="Citizen empowerment in the management of natural resources" is_open="no"]EPTRI established Clean Line Centre to promote urban environmental education directly to the gross root level stakeholders. The Centre provides a common platform to work closely with NGOs, Industry, Government Departments and Community to minimize waste and pollution in all spheres in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad in the following areas
The objective of the centre is social mobilization and peoples' participation in management of local environmental
As part of EPTRI's environment education activities the urban slum dwellers are continuously sensitizing on environment and health issues for achieving clean hygiene conditions. 4
ESD has recognition from several National and International organizations such as USAID, UNDP, World Bank, Government of India and State Governments in the execution of several projects/programmes in the areas of: