Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) is implementing Capacity Building for Industrial Pollution Management Project (CBIPM) that focuses on remediation of contaminated sites. This project has received assistance from the World Bank. For implementation and piloting, Pollution Control Boards (PCBs) of West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh are engaged. One of the objectives of the CBIPM project is to strengthen environmental compliance. In order to achieve this objective, CBIPM has included a component on setting up of Environmental Compliance and Assistance Centres (ECAC). The purpose of ECACs is to assist industry to establish, operate and attain regulatory and voluntary environmental compliance in a cost effective manner by providing appropriate technological and legal/administrative information.
EMC has been commissioned by APPCB to develop a business plan for ECAC.