Useful Links

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and climate change

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India's environmental and forestry policies and programmes.

National Council for Cement and Building Materials

National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCB), then Cement Research Institute of India (CRI) was founded on 24th December 1962 with the objective to promote research and scientific work connected with cement and building materials trade and industry.

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), statutory organisation, was constituted in September, 1974 under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Further, CPCB was entrusted with the powers and functions under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.

The Ministry of Mines, Government of India

Ministry of Mines is responsible for survey and exploration of all minerals, other than natural gases, petroleum and atomic minerals, for mining and metallurgy of non-ferrous metals like aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, gold, nickel, etc. and for administration of the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act, 1957 in respect of all mines and minerals other than coal, natural gas and petroleum.

The Indian Bureau of Mines

It helped government in framing various rules like Mines & Minerals (Regulation & Development) Act, 1948, Mineral Concession Rules, 1949 and Petroleum Concession Rules, 1949.

The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI)*

Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) established in the year 1966 is an all-India apex body to promote the interests of all mining (including coal), mineral processing, metal making and other mineral-based industries and to attend to the problems faced by them in lease grants, renewals, tenures, production, taxation, trade, exports, labour, etc.
India is home to the world’s second largest Cement Industry and accounts for over 8% of the global installed capacity. Also, by cement industries in India about 1200 hectare of forest added every year.
The United Nations (UN) forecasts that the urban population in India will amount to 530 million by 2030, which translates into an addition of 10 million per annum.
Current estimates of the amount of municipal waste produced by the country stands at a whopping 144,165 metric tons per day, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Of this, about 40-60% comprises organic waste.
The corresponding greenhouse gas emissions are expected to grow from 19 million tCO2e to 41 million tCO2e annually in a business as usual (BAU) scenario by 2030.