Self-Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART)
SDPI, on the request of the Environment Protection Agencies (EPAs), developed a software called Self Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for industries. This initiative was taken to support the efforts of the government in the implementation of the National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS), environmental protection and pollution control in the country.
SMART, based on the self monitoring and reporting guidelines developed by SDPI, will facilitate the process of recording and transmitting environmental data by industries. The EPAs will use the software to receive, analyse and check for compliance environmental data sent by industries. SMART has been developed to assist the industries in generating their industrial emission report electronically and transmitting the same to Environmental Protection Agencies (EPAs). SMART can also help develop national database and statistical analyses of the same to give valuable baseline data for consideration in developing national policies for environment protection and pollution control in the country. Fifty industries from all over Pakistan volunteered to install SMART for testing during a recent pilot phase demonstration of the software. The government introducd the self monitoring and reporting through SMART for the entire industrial sector in the country from March 2006.