One - day State Workshop on “Environment Friendly Techniques in Textile Sector”
April 05, 2013; Ahmedabad, Gujarat
A state level workshop on “Environment Friendly Techniques in Textile Sector” was held on April 05, 2013 at Hotel Four Points by Sheraton, Ahmedabad, Gujarat to gather inputs from representatives of the Government, pollution control authorities, textile industry, technology providers, academicians, consultants and research bodies to identify actions needed for enabling improved environmental performance in the textile sector in India.
The Indian textile industry is one the largest and oldest sectors in the country and amongst the most important in the economy in terms of output, investment and employment. Its importance is underlined by the fact that it accounts for around 4% of Gross Domestic Product.
The textile manufacturing process is characterized by the high consumption of resources like electricity, fuel, water and a variety of chemicals in a long process sequence that generates a significant amount of waste and emissions. Hence, the textile sector can benefit by making improvements targeting resource efficiency, process improvements, energy efficiency and reduced negative environmental impacts. By employing appropriate technologies, both environmental and economic gains can be achieved. With this background, the regional level one- day State workshop was conducted to deliberate on the relevant issues. The programme included the following technical sessions as below with 14 technical presentations covering various topics:
Technical Session I: Policies, Laws and Challenges
Technical Session II: Technological Aspects for Improved Environmental Performance in Textile Sector
Technical Session III: Environmental Management in Textile Sector
The inaugural session had Dr. K. U. Mistry, Chairman of Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Mr. D. J. Yadav, CEO, Arvind Accel Ltd., Mr. R. N. Raval, Deputy Commissioner of Industries (MSME), Industries Commissionerate, GoG, Dr. Dieter Mutz, Director, GIZ-IGEP. The inaugural session was concluded by Mr. S. Karthikeyan of Confederation of Indian Industry.
The workshop had over 40 participants. The concluding session was focused on group discussions and suggestions from participants on:
- Issues and Challenges in Textile sector in India relevant to improved environmental performance.
- New Government Policies and supportive instruments required for supporting Textile sector in Indi
- Scope of latest available technologies for the Textile sector in India