Jaipur | Rajasthan
MSME DI and WTC Jaipur stepped up to the awakening caused by the dangers caused by the mismanagement of waste. Within the past few years we have been suddenly awakened to the dangers caused by the mismanagement of wastes. Increasing municipal solid waste and its disposal is striking serious environment and health hazards. A sustainable integrated waste management approach is required to be presented as a response to the emerging environmental demands.
Dr.. Ravindra Nagar, Professor, Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur said “Waste minimization in the form of proper waste segregation and utilization, the importance of pre-treatment of organic waste and combustible waste fraction does not only manage the waste but also generates products such as compost and renewable energy. Through land filling of waste in India should be discouraged due to its high organic waste segment which causes potential environmental discharges.”
Mr. Bhuvenesh Mathur, Environmental Engineer, Rajasthan Pollution Control Board quoted “Waste management rules in India are based on the principles of sustainable development and precaution to the highest level. These principles mandate civic bodies and commercial establishments to act in an environmentally accountable and responsible manner. The increase in waste generation led to promulgation of sub laws under the Environment Protection Act 1986.”
Earlier in his welcome note Mr. M.K. Saraswat, Director- MSME DI explained “There has been significant technological progression for processing, treatment and clearance of solid waste. Energy-from-waste is a crucial element of SWM as it reduces the volume of waste from disposal also helps in converting the waste into renewable energy and manure.”
As a note of caution Mr. Navneet Agarwal -Asst. Director WTC Jaipur added “to ensure that recycling works, infrastructure needs to be in place in place so that societies can handle the waste stream. In most part of the world and many societies in our own nation have no capacity to recycle plastics at all. If only incineration is practiced, it will only lead to adding dangerous dioxins into the atmosphere.”
The program concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Mr. Pradeep Ojha, Dy- Director MSME- DI.
In the pic (left to right) Mr. Bhuvenesh Mathur, Environmental Engineer, Rajasthan Pollution Control Board, Mr. Mr. D.K. Agarwal, Regional Head, National Small Industries Corporation, Mr. Navneet Agarwal-Asst. Director WTC Jaipur, Mr. M.K. Saraswat, Director -MSME DI, Mr. Y.S. Bhati, President, Sudarshanpura Industrial Estate, Dr. Neha Sharma-HOD, Poddar Group of Institutions, Jaipur