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Information Event for Industrial Units in SIIDCUL Haridwar on Promoting Resource Efficiency & Cleaner Production

March 23, 2017, Haridwar, Uttarakhand

To create awareness and invite interest from industries for participating in a sub-project on promoting “Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP)” as part of the GIZ’s Sustainable and Environmental-friendly Industrial Production (SEIP) Project, an information event was organized at Hotel Gardenia, Haridwar, Uttarakhand on 23-March-2017. About 60 participants from 35 industries attended the information event.

Mr. H R Nautiyal, Regional Manager, SIIDCUL Haridwar highlighted that SIIDCUL industrial area is a pioneer in the state in reducing the environmental impact of industrial processes and encouraged the industries to participate in the initiative considering its high potential to benefit environment.

Mr. Harindra Garg – Chairperson, SIIDCUL Manufactures Association of Uttarakhand (SMAU) emphasised that the industries are keen to participate in the GIZ project promoting resource efficiency and cleaner production in industrial units.

Mr. Hemant Verma, Technical Advisor, GIZ, introduced the project objectives and ongoing activities related to better management of ETPs, CETP, greening of industrial area etc.

Mr. Rajat Batra, CEO, Stenum Asia elaborated on the various resource efficiency and cleaner production initiatives possible in the industrial units based on results from similar projects in other states of India. He emphasised that while end of pipe treatment entails costs, resource efficiency mostly leads to cost savings. He explained about the process of participating in the project. He mentioned that following Rapid Assessment (RA) and Detailed Assessment (DA) of an industrial unit specific recommendations for implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production measures will be shared. He highlighted that while the project will not provide funding support the recommended measures would be mostly low cost and will have short payback periods to enable ease of implementation.

Mr. Jai Kumar Gaurav, Associate, adelphi presented case studies and technologies related to resource efficiency and cleaner production in Germany that could be adopted in the industrial units over medium to long term if not possible over the short term due to high cost and people.

Mr. Anil Sharma- President, Association of Pharma Manufacturers (APM) appreciated the initiative by highlighting the need of environment improvement and ensured the participation of pharma industries to the resource efficiency and cleaner production initiative.