Sida's Assistance to the Environment Protection Training and Research Institute, EPTRI, India
Bo Lundberg , Bo Carlsson , K P Nyati
The Environmental Protection and Research Institute (EPTRI) was created in the beginning of 1992. Its legal status is that of an "autonomous registered society", which, in contrast to a state authority, allows to provide services for payment. It is a non-profit organization and does not pay tax. The EPTRI is an independent organization but it has strong links to the Andhra Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (SPCB). Sida has assisted the EPTRI in Hyderabad, India, since its creation in 1992. This support has included the funding of consultancy services as well as equipment. Visits were made to and discussions held with members of the board, the management and staff of the EPTRI, officers of the SPCB, other state authorities, heads and researchers of governmental research institutes, managers of private service companies, industry representatives, and NGOs.