National Conference on Solid Waste Management by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and State Pollution Control Board
Bhubaneswar: A National Conference on Circular Economy has been organized jointly by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and State Pollution Control Board. The conference focused on “Focusing on Waste Management Technologies, Sustainability and Achieving Net Zero”. The program was inaugurated under the chairmanship of ICC Chairman J B Pany with Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Kumar Mallick as the chief guest, State Pollution Control Board Member Secretary and Dr. K Murugesan, IFS Kalyan Charan Mohanty, Executive Director of IPICOL joined as guest of honour.,Dr N R Sahoo Chairperson ICC ESH committee along with Regional head icc odisha council J P Pal also joined inaugural session.
By inaugurating the event minister said Our primary responsibility to protect the environment. Steps have been taken for effective mining framework for environmental protection The policy in the form of the new Mining Policy 2019 which promotes strict rules for environmentally sustainable mining practices, its effective implementation remains a challenge. Replenishment of mine sites and mine environment. Inevitability for people living near mines Native fill soils and grasses, clearing excess waste, appropriate waste disposal Removal and replanting of trees can provide a long-term revitalization, helping to repair ecosystems and sustain the environment for years to come.
Dr k Murugesan stated that Circular Economy principle is the key to achieve sustainable development.Odisha being a mining and mineral based economy has ample scope to harness CE principle. The State has now taken initiative to open up the waste management sector. In the industrial policy several incentives have also been suggested for waste recovery and reuse.
In this occasion pankaj satija, chairperson ICC Mining committee told We all live in the bosom of mother earth and it is our responsibility as individuals and as a society to take care of the environment. It is our duty to protect what we can. Citing the example of the Netherlands, which has targeted zero waste by 2050, Satija added, “I see that Odisha can do with so much intelligence and with so much ethnic diversity and tribal population. I am sure that we will be able to achieve what the Odisha government is aiming for.”
By sharing his views Icc chairman J B pany told that circular economy has the potential to capitalize upon emerging digital technologies like Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Block Chain and the Internetof Things (IoT). Thousands of sensors and drones to monitor waste collection and landfills, autonomous waste collection vehicles, 3D printers are trying to reuse different types of plastics and wastes.
In the second session, the Guest speakers were Klinga Keshari Rath, Founder and Managing Director of Evos Buildcon, Srinibash Sahu, Managing Partner of Raikela Iron & Ore Mines, Commodore G. Prakash, Retired Vice President of Nava Bharat Ventures Limited, Pankaj Satija, Chairman of Mineral Metals Committee, COO of Apollo Hospitals as keynote speakers. Dr. Alok Srivastava, coo& Director Medical services Apollo Hospitals,Arpit Kumar Dixit, Assistant Vice President of Shree Cement, Ramesh Despande, COO of Runaya Group, Ajay Gupta of Grasim Industries Ganjam joined and discussed various types of waste management problems and efficient technology solutions for waste management. Various revolutionary initiatives and success stories of the industry were also presented. In the third session, Scientist Dr. S.Shatpathy, Prof. Dr. Sanjat Kumar Sahu joined and highlighted the waste management. Later, another session was held on waste management of various industries. In the stage of economic development, mankind is facing many environmental challenges. Land Degradation, depletion of resource potential, increase in waste are now global calls for action.Further attention needs to be paid to the solid waste management agenda. The waste must be a part Cycles of nature, they should be extracted and used,” opined the guests. The session was chaired by Dr. N. R. Sahu, Chairperson, ICC ESH Committee.