A diploma holder must have knowledge of different types of pollution caused due to industries and constructional activities so that he may help in balancing the eco system and controlling pollution by pollution control measures. He should also be aware of environmental laws related to the control of pollution.

This is to be organized at a stretch for 3 to 4 days. Lectures will be delivered on following broad topics. There will be no examination for this subject.

1. Basics of ecology, eco system and sustainable development

2. Conservation of land reforms, preservation of species, prevention of advancement of deserts and lowering of water table

3. Sources of pollution – natural and man made, their effects on living and non-living organisms

4. Pollution of water – causes, effects of domestic wastes and industrial effluent on living and non-living organisms

5. Causes of air pollution and effects on man, animal, vegetation and non-living organisms

6. Sources of noise pollution and its effects

7. Solid waste management; classification of refuse material, types, sources and properties of solid wastes, abatement methods

8. Mining, blasting, deforestation and their effects

9. Legislation to control environment pollution

10. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Elements for preparing EIA statements

11. Current issues in environmental pollution and its control

12. Role of non-conventional sources of energy in environmental protection

Author: Ramesh Saini

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