REGIONAL REGISTER FOR POTENTIALLY TOXIC CHEMICALS
Following the recommendations of U.N. Conference, 1972, the UNEP established the International Register for Potentially Toxic Chemicals (IRPTC) in 1976. On the similar lines MoEF, Govt. of India initiated a scheme for the establishment of National Register for Potentially Toxic Chemicals (NRPTC) for Systematic Collection, Processing and dissemination of reliable data on various aspects of hazardous substances. This NRPTC is to carry out its activities through various designated focal points, i.e. Regional Register for Potentially Toxic Chemicals (RRPTC) in the states. The RRPTC is to serve as information exchange mode in the state.
The basic aim of RRPTC is to Manage Chemicals existing in the State in environmentally found manner. The principal activities of RRPTC are as follows:
One of the RRPTCs established in India is in Madhya Pradesh which is being looked after by Emergency Response Centre at M.P. Pollution Control Board, Bhopal.