Phase-out of Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) – Institutional Strengthening and Sector Plans Implementation

What is the Project About

What is the Project About

The project strengthens the capacity of a special Ozone Cell set up within the Ministry to effectively phase out ozone depleting substances. The project has also helped set up a dedicated unit within the Cell to provide technical assistance, capacity building and investment support for efforts to phase out ozone depleting substances in different sectors.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far
  • Phase out of CFC completed in August 2008 before the mandated target of January 2010 

Institutional Strengthening

  • An Ozone Cell, mandated to coordinate the phase out of CFCs established
  • Ozone rules and regulations formulated
  • Capacity of concerned governmental agencies such as customs officials and officials from the ministries of law, commerce and revenue strengthened 

Sector Plans

  • Appropriate technologies identified and provided to 140 small and medium units for the phase out of CFCs in the foam sector, and to 200 units in the refrigeration manufacturing sector
  • Small equipment such as the vacuum charger, leak detectors provided to refrigeration technicians as part of the servicing sector plan. As a result of this programme, 120 technical institutes in India have benefited
  • Recovery and recycling equipment provided to government agencies like the Railways and the Army to recover and recycle CFC for essential use
  • Support provided to four pharmaceutical industries to phase out CFCs in the MDI sector

Funding Support by

Donor Name Amount Contributed
Montreal Protocol US$ 1,863,231

Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Years

Year Amount
2012 US$ 156,662
2011 US$ 181,071
2010 US$ 190,077
2009 US$ 192,883
2002-2008 US$ 732,979

Stories of Change

Protecting the Ozone Layer; Protecting the Global Environment

Protecting the Ozone Layer; Protecting the Global Environment
Since 1993, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has played a crucial role in the phase- out of ozone depleting substances by the Government of India and has been instrumental in implementing US$ 40 million in multilateral fund projects. As a result of support, India completely phased out production and consumption of Chlorofluorocarbons, carbon tetrachloride and halons, man-made chemicals responsible for the depletion of the Ozone Layer. This remarkable milestone was achieved two years ahead of schedule. With this achievement, India has contributed significantly to this global environmental cause, by reducing 25,000 ozone depleting particles tonnes and a further potential of 23,000 ozone depleting particles.  

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