Workshop on ‘Bio-waste to Bio-resources’ under Swachhata Action Plan at PU,Chandigarh
Chandigarh, April 20, 2019
Workshop on ‘Bio-waste to Bio-resources’ under Swachhata Action Plan
at Panjab University, Chandigarh
The 5 th 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 23 rd , 2019, at Panjab
University, Chandigarh. The event has been orchestrated to mobilize
the national Administrative-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
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 S Marwaha, (Chairman, Punjab Pollution Control Board) as
the Guest of Honour.
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