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Assocham Bulletin - - ENVIRONMENT -

ASSOCHAM TN or­gan­ised the Pol­lu­tion Con­trol Con­clave with the theme 'Emerg­ing Tech­nol­ogy in In­dus­trial Pol­lu­tion & En­vi­ron­men­tal En­gi­neer­ing' to bring to­gether the in­dus­try, gov­ern­ment, en­trepreneurs, aca­demics and other stake­hold­ers closer to re­alise a higher level of col­lab­o­ra­tion to de-car­bonize and cre­ate a sus­tain­able econ­omy by har­ness­ing tech­nol­ogy.

Dr. Vinod Sur ana, Co-Chair­man, ASSOCHAM South­ern Re­gional Com­mit­tee said that the En­vi­ron­ment Min­istry has re­leased a draft of the En­vi­ron­ment 2015re­port which states that the loss to the In­dian econ­omy from wa­ter re­source de­ple­tion is pegged at 6% by 2050 if the coun­try con­tin­ues to man­age its wa­ter the same way. Be­sides the im­mense pub­lic health im­pacts of en­vi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tion, there is con­sid­er­able ev­i­dence that en­vi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tion is im­pact­ing hu­man pro­duc­tiv­ity & eco­nomic growth. Mr. Narasimhan San­thanam, Co Chair­man, ASSOCHAM En­ergy Com­mit­tee said that while the tech­nol­ogy aspect of pol­lu­tion pre­ven­tion and con­trol was im­por­tant, the hu­man at­ti­tudes and aware­ness was more im­por­tant.

Mr. Sudeep Sangameswaran, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Paques En­vi­ron­men­tal Tech­nol­ogy In­dia, Dr. S. Gana­p­a­thy Venkata Subra­ma­nian, Pro­fes­sor, Cen­tre for En­vi­ron­ment Stud­ies, Anna Univer­sity Mr. Mani, Pres­i­dent, Orchid Chem­i­cals & Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals & Chair­man, In­dus­trial Waste Man­age­ment As­so­ci­a­tion, Mr. V. Vi­jay Ku­mar, Chief Rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Nether­lands Busi­ness Sup­port Of­fice, Mr. Suren­dra, GM, Spe­cial Ini­tia­tives, Chola MS Risk Ser­vices and Dr. S. Sel­van, Joint Chief En­vi­ron­men­tal En­gi­neer, Tamil Nadu Pol­lu­tion Con­trol Board also shared their thoughts.

Re­lease of the ASSOCHAM Re­port (L-R): Mr. Mani, Pres­i­dent, Orchid Chem­i­cals & Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals & Chair­man, In­dus­trial Waste Man­age­ment As­so­ci­a­tion, Dr. Vinod Su­rana, Co-chair­man, ASSOCHAM South­ern Re­gion and Mr. Narasimhan San­thanam, Co-Founder & Di­rec­tor, EAI En­ergy Al­ter­na­tives In­dia.

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