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Indo Norwegian Environment Programme

Indo 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.

The 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 kind.

A 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:

  • Integrated Urban Environment Improvement Programme, Bangalore.
  • Integrated Development of Madivala, Hebbal and Doddabommasandra Lakes, Bangalore.
  • Integrated Ecological and Environmental Project for Mysore (Chamundi Hills).
  • Demonstration of Decentralized Pico Hydel Power Projects as an eco-friendly technology to meet the energy needs of small communities in hill areas of Karnataka.
  • Centre for Ash Utilisation Technology & Environment Conservation at Raichur thermal Power Station.
  • Ex - 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.
  • Establishment of a Technology Development and Demonstration Cell for iron ore waste tailings based building products at Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC), Surathkal.
  • Bioreactors for Clean Coffee Effluentsreducing water pollution in Western Ghats with appropriate technology solutions.
  • Biomedical waste management for Gulbarga City.
  • Eco-development through Urban Forestry Programme.
  • Empowerment of Pourakarmikas in Bangalore City.
  • Cleaner and sustainable industrial development through Cleaner Production.