By OUR STAFF REPORTER
PANTNAGAR, 7 Dec: CII Uttarakhand State Council with its Centre of Excellence CESD (CII – ITC Center for Excellence and Sustainable Development) organised a One Day Training Programme on Waste Management Rules and Their Amendments at Tata Motors Limited, here, today. The programme focused on the importance of Waste Management, Various Acts and Rules & their amendments therein, being notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) for better understanding of the compliance obligations required by the corporates.
The Confederation of Indian Industry organises such programmes to build awareness about the current rules and regulations governing waste management. The goal is to move the fundamental thinking away from “waste disposal” to “waste management”.
Sanjay Singhal, Convener, CII Kumaon Panel & Plant Head, Titan Industries Ltd, Pantnagar, said that Waste is a global issue; if it is not properly dealt with, it poses a threat to public health and the environment. Waste disposal is a growing issue linked directly to the way society produces and consumes. It concerns everyone. Waste management is one of the essential utility services underpinning society in the 21st Century, particularly in urban areas.
Rajesh Deshpande, General Manager – New Products, Tata Motors Ltd, Pantnagar, said that larger Industries these days are committed to dealing with waste generated by them and are very cautious towards their disposal. Industry recognises the need to take into account the environmental impact of its operations as well as the health and safety of the workers and community in which it operates.
Shikhar Jain, Principal Counsellor, CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, emphasised on the effective implementation of Water Act, 1974, Air Act, 1981, Environment Protection Act, 1986 & Waste Management Rules notified therein, online system for monitoring of emission/effluent, revised CEPI score and CREP.
The Training Programme was attended by 45 representatives from more than 15 companies, including Anchor Electricals Pvt Ltd, Ashok Leyland Ltd, Bajaj Corp, Endurance Technologies Pvt Ltd, Globe Hitech Industries, LG Balakrishnan & Bros, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Minda Corporation Ltd, Parle Agro Pvt Ltd, Polyplex Corporations Ltd, PSB Papers P Ltd, Tata Motors Limited, Titan Industries Ltd, TVS Electronics and UJVNL attended the training programme.