Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre (GCPC) has been established by Industries & Mines Department, Government of Gujarat, with technical guidance of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and since 1998 the centre is actively engaged in the promotion of Cleaner Production (CP)/Clean Technology (CT) through its various activities such as Orientation/Awareness programmes, CP Assessment projects, CP Demonstration projects, CP Dissemination programme etc. GCPC is registered under society & trust Act.
Contributions of GCPC over the years towards promotion of CP / CT in the state of Gujarat to improve the productivity and reduce the environmental problems faced by SMEs have been significant. GCPC had played an active role in framing Industrial Policy 2004, 2009 and 2015 and also supported in developing many financial assistance schemes pertaining to CP/CT. GCPC is a Regular Member of RECP (Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production) Network of UNIDO and also, GCPC is a regular member of Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), a working arm of UNFCCC of UNEP.
GCPC has so far conducted more than 200 orientation programmes in different Academic Institutions and Industrial Estates. The centre has successfully completed more than 100 CP Demonstration Projects in various sectors like Textile, Dairy, Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Fish Processing, Electroplating, Hotel, Hospital, Bentonite Manufacturing, Stone Crushing etc. GCPC has documented several success stories of the implementations of CP / CT.
Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre (GCPC) is an Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre working on Cleaner Production and Technology since year 2003 under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India. ENVIS focal point ensures integration of national efforts in environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to all concerned.