Media Mention•Jun 06, 2019
Gujarat Launches Pilot of Unique Emissions Trading Scheme
Financial Express reports on why the Surat Emissions Trading Scheme is unique and a necessary step to engage industry and involve them in the process of turning around India's air pollution woes
With an aim to curb air pollution, the Gujarat government on Wednesday launched a pilot of the Emission Trading Scheme for Particulate Matter (ETS-PM) to mark the World Environment Day. Under this first-of-its-kind project in the world, a selected industry cluster in Surat region will be allotted permits by the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) for particulate matter (PM) emissions in terms of mass, said Rajiv Gupta, state additional chief secretary for environment and forest. These permits, in zero net supply, will therefore limit the total quantum of PM emission from these industries.