CPCB to tie up with Finland-based company to measure emissions

To sign MoU with VTT Technical Research Centre by year-end

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Neha Sethi | June 21, 2010



The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with a Finland-based company, VTT Technical Research Centre, for measurement of emissions. 

"VTT will help us in measuring volatile organic compounds, persistent organic pollutants and odour," said SP Gautam, chairman of CPCB. “We plan to set up an agency in India and do cooperative projects on measurement of emissions,” Jukka Lehtomäki, technology manager, emission control, VTT told Governance Now. “We will invest around half a million euros (Rs 2.8 crore) in this project,” Lehtomäki said, adding that Finland's ministry of foreign affairs would provide the funding.

“We will be training people, learning together and conducting workshops and training programmes in India and in Finland,” Lehtomäki said. The CPCB, on its part, will provide infrastructural support for the programme. “We will provide the workforce and organise seminars and workshops,” said Gautam.

The joint project, which is scheduled to begin by December, will last two years.

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