Useful information dissemination
has been undertaken by C.E.P. as much as possible. For
disseminating information, C.E.P. is also using various
medias such as local newspapers, All India Radio (AIR),
Doordarshan, etc., to reach every nook and corner of the
State. C.E.P. has accomplished so many things with small
budget. A bimonthly newsletter entitled 'ENVIRONIKS'
has been published by C.E.P. and is distributed free of
cost, and the cost of production is met by way of
donation/contribution from C.E.P. members/environmental
activists and well-wishers. In addition, ENVIRONIKS is
the first and only newsletter being distributed free of
cost by NGO in Mizoram State.
For the sound environmental
conservation, C.E.P. had already submitted a memorandum
to the then Hon'ble Shri Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of
Environment & Forests on 26.6.'99. And on 10.8.'99
C.E.P. also submitted a memorandum to the Hon'ble Chief
Minister of Mizoram, Mr. Zoramthanga. C.E.P. again
submitted a 17-points recommendations on 24.11.'99 to the
Chief Secretary, Government of Mizoram to be included in
the Programme of Govt. of Mizoram to ensure environmental
C.E.P. successfully organised a
seminar on 'Better Environment for the New
Millennium' on 27th & 28th
October, 1999 at Aijal Club, Aizawl in which 14 experts
and 7 NGOs participated. The first day (day one) of the
seminar was inaugurated by Mr. Rualchhina, Hon'ble
Minister of Environment & Forests, and the second day
(day two) was inaugurated by Mr. Lalhmingthanga, the then
Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister of Mizoram State.
As requested vehemently by C.E.P.,
the Government of Mizoram has now constituted an
appropriate authority to enforce the Bio-Medical
Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998 and a
notification has also been issued on 3rd
February, 2000 in this regard.
A programme called Biodiversity
Survey Cum Awareness Campaign is being
undertaken by CEP in which Animal Trophy Census &
Encroachment Monitoring have also been undertaken in
villages that occurred in and around wildlife protected
areas in Mizoram. This ongoing programme shall be
finished within 2000 AD.
CEP has recently set up Consultancy
Cell to take up environmental impact assessment (EIA),
environmental impact statement, environmental audit, etc.
for any projects.
CEP, Environment & Forests
Deptt., and Mizoram Journalists' Association (MJA) have
jointly organised a programme for the celebration of the World
Environment Day 2000 on 5th
June, 2000 at Aijal Club, Aizawl.
CEP has successfully organised a
seminar on Biodiversity Conservation
on 5th July, 2000 at Aijal Club.
CEP has conducted ambient air
quality monitoring in respect of noise within Aizawl city
between 20.6.2000 to 27.6.2000 in which the research
findings have already been submitted to the Government of
Mizoram for further action. This research is the first of
its kind in Mizoram.
CEP submitted a 15-points
recommendation to the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Mizoram
on 3rd August, 2000 at his Office Chamber.
:- Chief Engineer, Power & Electricity Department,
Government of Mizoram convened a meeting for initiating
good relation and coordination between officers of Power
& Electricity Department and Centre for Environment
Protection (CEP)on 31.8.2000. The meeting started with
introduction and Chief Engineer (Power) briefly mentioned
the purpose of the meeting. Discussions were made on
hydel and thermal projects, clearances required, rapid
and comprehensive EIA, etc. Mr. A.C. Zonunmawia,
Coordinator & Chairman, CEP, briefed the meeting
regarding their organisation set up. He stated that they
have recently set up consultancy cell which will be
capable of preparing Environmental Impact Assessment
(EIA) for various projects at a lower cost than other
consultants. They can also pursue whatever clearances
with the concerned departments and carry our
environmental audit also. In the discussion that
followed, several cases such as requirement of
specialised personnels, registration, instruments, etc.
were brought out. It was decided that Chief Engineer
(Power) will provide one copy each of DPR of Bairabi HEP
and Kolodyne - I HEP for thorough study and expert
comments. It was also decided that another joint meeting
will be conducted alongwith Central Water Commission
(CWC) officials as CWC is entrusted for including EIA in
the DPR of Tuivawl, Tuirini and Kolodyne - II Power
Projects. CWC may be requested to utilize the services of
Centre for Environment Protection (CEP) in the above EIA
Centre for Environment Protection
(CEP) has been designated as Nodal Agency
in Mizoram by Government of Mizoram for National
Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan (NBSAP).
CEP has already constituted a Committee
on Strategy and Action Plan (SAP) for Mizoram
C.E.P. is also acting as pressure
group to force action where political and administrative
systems are inactive or ineffective towards environmental
management, in which functionaries and opinion leaders
are also requested to make proper planning to ensure
environmental sustainability from time to time.