Environmentally Sound Management and Final Disposal of PCBs in India

Project Summary

To reduce or eliminate the use and releases of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to the environment through the development and implementation of a pilot projects for the environmentally sound management (ESM) of PCBs and through the disposal of approximately 1,700 tons of pure PCBs and 6,000 tons of PCB-contaminated equipment, including PCB-contaminated mineral oils and related waste in three pilot states in India.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
14,100,000 USD
Co-financing Total
29,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,445,000 USD
Total Cost 43,450,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Sep 2008
Preparation Grant Approved
22 Oct 2008
Concept Approved
01 Jan 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
30 Dec 2009
Project closed
31 Dec 2014