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Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy (NREP)

Publication Year: 2019


This draft National Resource Efficiency Policy seeks to enable efficient use of natural resources and promote up-cycling of wastes across all sectors of the economy. It aims to achieve India’s commitments under the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. 

The guiding principles of the policy are set as:

  • Reduce primary resource consumption to ‘sustainable’ levels, in keeping with achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and staying within the planetary boundaries
  • Create higher value with less material through resource-efficient and circular approaches
  • Minimize waste creation and loss of embedded resources at the end-of-life of products 
  • Ensure security of material supply and reduce import dependence for essential materials
  • Create employment opportunities and business models beneficial to the cause of environment protection and restoration

Country: India

Publisher/Organisation: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC)

Rights: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC)


Theme: Policies and Regulations | Subtheme: National