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Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre (GCPC) – ENVIS Centre organized a “Seminar on Cleaner Production and Clean Technology” in association with ACTI on 19th March,2016 at Hotel Four Points Sheraton, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Shri R. Parthsarthy, IAS (Retired), Additional Chief Secretary, Forests and Environment Department, Government of Gujarat was invited as a Chief Guest of the function. The event witnessed participation of dignitaries Shri Shankarbhai R. Patel, immediate past President, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and Chairman, The Green Environment Services Co-op, Society Limited, Shri Kumar Rajnish, National Programme Coordinator, ENVIS Secretariat, MoEF&CC GoI, Shri Jatin Patel, President, Naroda Industries Association, Shri Jignesh A. Vyas , President , ACTI. Was invited as a special guest.
The seminar also witnessed participants from Industries, Professors, Researchers including officials from regional ENVIS Centres.
The programme inaugurated by the dignitaries on Dias and with Saraswati Vandana by GCPC-ENVIS Officials. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Bharat Jain, Member Secretary, GCPC and Coordinator, ENVIS welcomed all dignitaries and invitees. The programme continued with address from Shri Jignesh Vyas, President, ACTI.
Thereafter, Shri Shankarbhai Patel, , immediate past President, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and Chairman, The Green Environment Services Co-op, Society Limited was invited for address wherein he discussed various environmental issues and its management from industries perspective. He mentioned the initiatives taken by the industries under the guidance and support of GCPC.
Shri Kumar Rajnish, National Programme Coordinator, ENVIS Cell, New Delhi graced the occasion giving introduction of activities of Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India. He urged all participants particularly students to make use of ENVIS Website regulary to get various information on Environment and related issues.
The programme continued with special address from Shri R. Parthsarthy, IAS (Retired), Additional Chief Secretary, Forests and Environment Department, Government of Gujarat he shared his experience working in the field of environment and working with GCPC during his tenure.
The technical session were also held under the seminar wherein presentations were made by respective ENVIS Centres of the region. Ms. Annie Soju, Officer from NIOH-ENVIS Centre gave brief introduction about the activities and achievements of NIOH-ENVIS Centre.
The session continued with address from Dr. Bharat Jain, Member Secretary,GCPC and Coordinator,ENVIS wherein he elaborated the concept of Cleaner Production, its tools methodologies including various policies and financial assistance schemes to promote Cleaner Production in the state of Gujarat under the Gujarat Industrial Policy,2015.
Shri P.R. Rathod, Programme Officer, ENVIS graced the occasion giving various information on activities of GCPC as a ENVIS Centre including the modules of GCPC-ENVIS Website. He also represented the activities of GCPC-ENVIS Centre on Bhuvan Portal.
Speaking on the occasion he mentioned GCPC-ENVIS Centre disseminates the concept of Cleaner Production and Clean Technology amongst the industries and academicians conducting awareness programmes on regular basis. He also mentioned that GCPC-ENVIS Centre has taken initiative to promote concept of Cleaner Production in Household organizing Seminars on Cleaner Production & Clean Technology in household inviting housewives and primary school teachers and providing them information on Waste Minimization, Resource Conservation, Clean Technologies in household including information of resource conservation.
Shri P.R. Rathod, mentioned about the Capacity Building Programmes conducted by GCPC-ENVIS ENVIS Centre for Students.
The programme concluded with Q&A between the presenters and the participants and with vote of thanks by Dr. Bharat Jain, Member Secretary, GCPC and Coordinator, ENVIS.