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WORKSHOP ON ‘BIO-WASTE TO BIO-RESOURCES’ UNDER SWACHHATA ACTION ON APRIL 23

April 19, 2019 09:38 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The 5th workshop of Swachhata Action Plan (SAP), on the theme, ‘Management of Biomass (Agri waste and Municipal waste) into Bioresources’, under the aegis of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, is being organized by DST-Centre for Policy Research, in association with Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC),on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, at Panjab University, Chandigarh.

 The event has been orchestrated to mobilize the nationalAdministrative-Academic-Industrial ecosystem to address and resolve the issue of agricultural and municipal waste, with particular focus on the issue of ‘Paddy Straw(i.e. Stubble) Burning’.The event will see representations from the Government (state and central), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Scientific community (Universities and National Research Labs), Industries (Agro-based and Food industry), Farming community (Farmers Associations and Corporate Farmers) and Punjab Pollution Control Board.

The event will be marked by deliberations on identifying strategies for the efficient utilization of Paddy Straw as Bio-fuels and raw materials in various industries, with a dedicated interactive session on ‘Sustainable Management of Agro-waste’. The ‘Key-Note Address’ will be delivered by the Padmashree awardee, Dr. M H Mehta, Chairman, Gujarat Life Sciences, Ahmedabad. The event will be inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of Panjab University, Prof. Raj Kumar,graced by Mr. Suresh Kumar (Chief Principal Secretary, Punjab) as the Chief Guest and Prof. S SMarwaha, (Chairman, Punjab Pollution Control Board) as the Guest of Honour. 

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