Two - days Training Programme on “Environmental Friendly Techniques for Textiles and Pulp & Paper Sector” for GPCB Officials
November 19-20, 2013, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
A Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) for Promotion of Best Available Techniques [BAT] not Entailing Excessive Cost” between German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) was signed in the month of June 2013.
Under the on-going technical cooperation between GIZ, GCPC and GPCB, to initiate and facilitate awareness and knowledge on Environmental Friendly Technologies/Techniques, two days training programme was conducted on “Environmental Friendly Techniques for Textiles and Pulp & Paper Sector” during November 19th & 20th, 2013 by UBA officials at Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Gandhinagar (Programme schedule attached).
As Textile and Pulp & Paper sectors are widely known to be an energy and water intensive sector, it also has greater implication from the environmental scenario. ‘Environmental Friendly Technologies/Techniques’ plays a significant role in reducing the negative environmental impact provided suitable approach is adopted and right kind of technology is selected by the industries.
The objective of the two days training programme from the regulatory bodies’ perspective was to facilitate promotion of Best Available Techniques (BAT) without entailing excessive cost in various industry sectors which would strengthen the environmental management and pollution control in the industries of these sectors. Know-how on the various barriers and their solutions is also expected to provide added advantage in assessing the industries environmental integrity by the regulatory representatives.
The target group included participants from relevant filed officers and unit heads of GPCB.
Ms. Brigitte Zietlow, UBA, together with Ms. Almut Reichart, UBA, provided respective technical inputs (Presentations attached) for both the sectors while the discussions were moderated by Mr. Debajit Das, Technical Advisor, GIZ-IGEP in order to understand the concept from German prospective and its applicability in Indian context.
The concluding session was attended by Dr. K. U. Mistry, Chairman, GPCB, Mr. Hardik Shah, Member Secretary, GPCB and Mr. Bharat Jain, Member Secretary, GCPC. Dr. Mistry reviewed the learning’s of the training programme and Mr. Shah while outlined the importance of such training programs, also emphasised how these knowledge can be integrated in various on-going GPCB initiative. This was followed by a key note address from Mr. Bharat Jain, Member Secretary, GCPC.