National Agricultural Higher Education Project - NAHEP (IDP SKUAST-K)


ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY ACTION APLAN: Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention and Management

S. No

Proposed Interventions / Activities

Compliances applicable

Possible Environmental Impacts

Mitigation Measures

Scope for the integration of best practices under environmental Sustainability concerns

Resources Required (budget, technical support etc.)


Civil works for class room and Laboratory renovation

Preservation of Trees Acts


site clearance and  cutting / felling of trees

Ø The proposed project does not involve cutting forests and seeks to promote plantations (WB OP 4.36)

Ø Limited proposed civil works and construction ,therefore the project is not going to trigger World Bank safety guidelines (WB OP 4.01).

Ø Focussed plantation drives as well as compensatory plantations wherever felling of tree is unavoidable.


· Green building consultants /Energy saving consultants


· Making campus polythene free


Consultation cost : 2 lac

Construction  & Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016

Waste material on account of renovation

Ø Inorganic waste material on account of renovation will be put to alternative use. Recycled for other buildings .

Ø Organic material decomposed scientifically for manuring



National Building Code of India 2005

Use of illegally mined or low quality materials will affect the environment and the infrastructure quality.












Existing lighting and aeration arrangements is energy intensive




Power supply is erratic





Lack of fire safety measures and awareness


Ø In all construction works National Building Code of India 2005 will be followed


Ø All raw materials will be sourced from authentic and approved vendors, possessing valid permits. Relevant supporting documents would be presented for scrutiny on request


Ø Green building concept to be followed in all future buildings as well as introduced in existing buildings to the extent possible


Ø Solar power panels as well as solar street lights.





Ø Regular and stabilized electricity supply shall be ensured.



Ø Fire safety measures alarms and equipments in all buildings



1.    Contracts to be allotted to reputed firms with a track record of Environmental safety compliance.

2.    University level mechanism for supervision to be created for compliance.









Already the university has undertaken a major drive for solar power generation for lightening of the streets and in hostels



Standby power arrangements will be installed to ensure safety of installed equipments and machinery


Special fire fighting trainings as well as mock drills in collaboration with State Fire Safety Department
























Rs 35 lacs for UPS under NAHEP




50 Fire extinguishers (@ Rs.3000 per unit) = Rs. 2.5 lacs

The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules 2000)

3.    Laboratory renovation works will create noise pollution.

Ø Contract given to firms that have equipments for low noise levels during construction works.

Ø The campus will be declared noise free campus

Ø Sound emitting construction equipment shall not be used or operated during night times (The Noise Pollution (Regulation And Control) Rules 2000))

Ø Operations like mixing raw materials will be done in areas where people’s movement is less and workers will be compliant on using masks.

All buildings to be declared as zero noise buildings

Contractors shall be made legally bound to ensure Noise free construction


Instructional practicals and laboratory  experimentation

Hazardous Wastes Management and Handling Rules (1989 and Amendment Rules, 2000 & 2003) for prevention of soil and water pollution

Ø Disposal of laboratory  waste  (chemicals) in to open gutter may contaminate the soil, ground water ,etc



Ø  Hazardous waste will be disposed only after treatment

Ø No radioactive materials will be used in university

Ø Compliance to e-waste (management and Handling) Rules, 2011

·         E-waste will be disposed through authorised collection centres of Zebronics limited

·         The project activities will be made compliant to following national legislative provisions

Ø EPA, 1986

Ø Insecticides Act, 1968

Ø Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 1989 and Amendment Rules, 2000 & 2003.

Ø Compliance to WHO laboratory safety manual for safe disposal of laboratory wastes

Ø NABL guidelines for residue analysis labs

Dedicated pipelines and collection chambers for hazardous and non-hazardous wastes emanating from the laboratories


Effluent would be channelled separately from labs @ Rs 2 lac /lab


6 Effluent Treatment Plants would be installed for 6 labs

(@Rs3 lac per plant

Environment Protection Act (1986)


Release of microorganisms with human health implications


Import, export, transport, manufacture, and Research on harmful microorganisms


No Research / experimentation on microorganisms with human health implications



Risk assessment and characterisation on microorganisms before release as per EPA guidelines

·           Effective mechanism for waste water treatment before release from laboratories and hostels


·           Effective liaison with GEAC, MOEF

BSL lab Type II for biosafety and biosecurity @ Rs 18 lac


Hostels operations and waste management

Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) rules 2000

Release of Hostel waste

Composting of all bio waste from kitchens




Effective mechanism for kitchen waste segregation and composting in  15 hostels

6 Organic Waste Composters @ Rs 4 lac each installed in hostels


the compost would be used for campus greening





Unhygienic  Cooking systems in hostels

Modular hygienic kitchens


6 Mechanical Floor Scrubbers  @Rs 1.5 lac each




Pollution of surroundings on account of improper disposal of sanitary pads

Incinerators for disposal and management of sanitary napkins

10 Incinerators at 5 girls hostels

7 Sanitary pad incinerators in Girls hostels @ Rs 1.4 lac


Bio-medical waste from veterinary Clinical Complex

Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998

Disease outbreak

Provision for a safe, ventilated and secured location for storage of segregated biomedical waste in multi-colored bags or containers

Pre-treat the laboratory waste, microbiological waste, blood samples and blood bags through disinfection or sterilization on-site in the manner as prescribed by WHO


Storage facility for biomedical waste


One biomedical waste treatment facility


Organic Lab waste disposal thru incinerator @ Rs 6 lac




500 waste segregation units in the 5 campii would be installed @ Rs 7.5 lac