Norwegian Environment Programme
Norwegian Environment Programme in Karnataka was commenced in the year
1997 with a Norwegian Aid of Rs. 198.00 million , for a period of 5 years.
The main objectives of the programme is to contribute towards sustainable
management and utilization of natural resources and combat and reduce
air, water and soil pollution. The programme also encompasses enhancement
of technical and management knowledge including institutional capacity
- building in the environment field to promote technically and financially
sound and sustainable solutions.
main aspect of this programme is involvement of public participation during
the implementation of programme. All the pilot projects financed under
INEP has a component of public participation either by way of cash or
number of pilot projects in the environment field have been initiated
in the State to achieve the objectives.
The following are the projects taken up for implementation:
Urban Environment Improvement Programme, Bangalore.
Development of Madivala, Hebbal and Doddabommasandra Lakes, Bangalore.
Ecological and Environmental Project for Mysore (Chamundi Hills).
of Decentralized Pico Hydel Power Projects as an eco-friendly technology
to meet the energy needs of small communities in hill areas of Karnataka.
for Ash Utilisation Technology & Environment Conservation at Raichur
thermal Power Station.
- Situ conservation of Plants of the Western Ghats with special reference
to the 'endemic' and 'threatened' plants in an Arboretum in Pilikula
Nisarga Dhama, Mangalore.
of a Technology Development and Demonstration Cell for iron ore waste
tailings based building products at Karnataka Regional Engineering College
for Clean Coffee Effluentsreducing water pollution in Western Ghats
with appropriate technology solutions.
waste management for Gulbarga City.
through Urban Forestry Programme.
of Pourakarmikas in Bangalore City.
and sustainable industrial development through Cleaner Production.