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Importance of eco industrial parks highlighted in Gujarat conference

Recognising the obligation for sustainable development in the state and to attract government’s attention towards the same...

Recognising the obligation for sustainable development in the state and to attract government’s attention towards the same,various stakeholders of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI),Gujarat State Council (GSC) and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) have advocated the concept of ‘Eco Industrial Parks’ in Gujarat.

The stakeholders,who deliberated on Monday on ‘Eco Industrial Parks – Planning and Management,’ also included the Indo-German Institute of Advanced Technology,Vishakhapatnam and the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC). S K Nanda,Principal Secretary,Environment and Forests,Government of Gujarat,who delivered the keynote address,stressed upon the reuse and recycling of industrial waste and mentioned the forthcoming bio-fuel policy of the state.

He claimed that by replacing 20 per cent of diesel composition by bio-fuel obtained from Jatropha,Gujarat can substantially reduce its carbon usage. Arvind Agarwal,Vice Chairman and MD,GIDC,added,“It is imperative now that the industrial sector in Gujarat acknowledges the need to develop and adopt green technologies.”

Param Shah,Deputy Director,GSC,said,“With GTZ expertise,which has already implemented eco industrial parks in Andhra Pradesh,we are trying to create awareness on planning,development and management of new such parks as well as transforming the existing ones.”

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Shrikant Bansal and N Raghu Babu of GTZ expressed hope that the response from the Gujarat government will be positive. “We will be presenting our concrete proposals to the government after May 20,” Bansal added.

First published on: 05-05-2009 at 01:01:48 am
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