Criteria for comprehensive environmental assessment of industrial clusters

Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) is a rational number to characterize the environmental quality at a given location following the algorithm of source, pathway and receptor. Increasing value of CEPI indicates severe adverse effects on environment and also is an indication of large percentage of population experiencing health hazards. CEPI comprehensively captures various dimensions of pollution without loosing important information embedded into it. The aim of the study is to prioritize industrial clusters in the order of planning needs for interventions. CEPI therefore, forms the basis for comprehensive remedial action plan for the identifi ed severely polluted/critically polluted industrial clusters.

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