IUPAC meeting Committee on Chemistry and Industry
Titular Members’ of “IUPAC Committee met recently for a Chemistry and Industry” (IUPAC COCI) in Bratislava, Slovakia. From India, Dr. B. Saha, Director of R&D, L R Research Laboratories Pvt Ltd, NACL Industries Ltd, (formerly known as Nagarjuna Agrichem Ltd), Hyderabad attended the meeting. He is the Titular Member of IUPAC “Committee on Chemistry and Industry”, National Representative of India in IUPAC Division of “Chemistry and the Environment” and Associate member of IUPAC Inter-Divisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development. There were a number of interesting presentations on development of green chemical technology, biomass energy and chemicals, ESH and Responsible Care. 70 participants from different countries attended the workshop.
Dr. B. Saha made a detailed presentation on “Sustainability and Responsible Care”, with special emphasis on the Indian situation. Starting from history of Responsible care from 1980s, he discussed about the global situation. After reviewing the status of Indian chemical industry, he made presentation on “Responsible Care in India”. He said that till now there are 140 signatories to RC in India and 50 companies have been permitted to use RC logo. Dr. Saha also informed about the status of SAICM in India. He also discussed in detail about the “National Chemical Policy of India”
IUPAC Committee of Chemistry and Industry Members along with IUPAC Bureau members