Description of contents/ agenda
“China-SAARC Workshop & Capacity Building on Environmental Protection & Cleaner Production Cooperation” was organized from 25th to 29th September, 2018 at Beijing, China organized by Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) & China National Cleaner Production Center (CNCPC), the workshop was hosted by Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE).
Mr. Punamchandra Rathod, Dy. Environment Engineer, GCPC and Mr. Abhi Patel, Assistant Environment Engineer, GCPC participated in the workshop.
The objective of the workshop is to prepare a plan on “SAARC Environmental Protection & Cleaner Production Capacity Building”, to analyze and study the technical requirement of the SAARC Countries for environmental protection and cleaner production.
Mr. Punamchandra Rathod, Dy. Environment Engineer, GCPC made a presentation on ‘Environment and Cleaner Production in India’ during the Workshop. He mentioned about the administrative department and regulatory authorities of Government of India & Gujarat. He elaborated on the status of Industrial Development in Gujarat, Types of Pollution, Gujarat Government Efforts towards Better Environment (Pollution Control –to- Pollution Prevention i.e., “Cleaner Production”.
He gave brief introduction of Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre (GCPC) and its activities. He briefed the environmental and economical benefits achieved after CP Implementation in different sectors, including RECP Implementation at Nandesari & Dahej Industrial Estates, Preparation of Best Available Techniques Reference Document for Textile Sector, Schemes of Assistance for Environment Protection Measures (Cleaner Production) under Gujarat Industrial Policy, 2015.
He mentioned about the “Certificate Course on Cleaner Production Assessment” initiated by GCPC under the GSDP Programme of ENVIS, MoEF&CC, GoI, Gujarat State Cleaner Production Award, CP Promotion in Industrial Estates & Academic Institutions, RECP Dissemination across the globe, including the Mobile Application developed by GCPC on CP.
He concluded with presentation on financial assistance schemes for Environmental Protection, Common Environment Infrastructure, Research and Development Projects under Gujarat Industrial Policy, 2015 by Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat.
The presentation and activities of GCPC was highly appreciated by the experts and participants.