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Environment also important for comman man: Vijayvargiya

Source: The Pioneer, New Delhi, Date: , 2010

Environment is an important aspect not only for the environmentalists but also for the common man, said Kailash Vijayvargiya, Science and Technology Minister. He was speaking during the inaugural session of two-day seminar organised in the Jehan Numa Palace, under the joint aegis of International Institute of Waste Management (IIWM), Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi, and GTZ, Germany. Vijayvargiya was the chief-guest of the inaugural session of seminar on the topic Blazing Waste Technologies and Elucidations. He said that to preserve the environment is the responsibility of every member of the society. He further said that with the initiatives of the State Government has to its credit an International Institute for Waste Management, the first of its kind in the country.Jurgen Porst, Senior Advisor, GTZ-HAWA, Germany, in his keynote address talked about the recycling of the waste. Based on his experience of working with Government of Karnataka, since 2004 and drawing from his vast experience in the field of waste management, Porst presented a comparative study between different countries on waste management. He said, “Thermal treatment of a waste is a costly thing but it is a cost to protect the environment.” NP Shukla, Chairman, Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board, said that incinerated energy could be utilised gainfully. He also said that waste management, including hazardous waste, is a prime need, and should interest researchers and the scientists. He observed: waste management is not effective in the developing countries like India and China and hoped that corporates and industries would come forward and take initiatives for the proper management of waste.Guru Datt, Zonal Officer, CPCB, Bhopal, proposed the vote of thanks at the end of inaugural session. “We are happy to see that our idea of an institute for waste management has taken up concrete shape and we are thankful to the MP Government”, said YP Anand, Chairman, IIWM during his presidential address.