a) Mr. Amit Gossain, Chairman of the CII Task Force and Associate Vice-President, JCB India Ltd., said the model plan released would aim at generating awareness on solid waste management among different sections of society, including school children and youth, segregation of waste and recycling it for producing useful byproducts like compost, pellets, and even for power generation.
b) Mr. M Maheedhar Reddy, Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development , Andhra Pradesh said in his special address that Andhra Pradesh is the 5th most urbanized state in the country , was actively working towards evolving solutions for efficient and scientific collection and segregation of solid waste.
c) Dr. S Chakravarthy, Former Special Chief Secretary , Andhra Pradesh, Called for a joint consultative exercise of all stake holders with the government and a holistic view of the full chain of transactional activities involved to remove the lacunae in existing solid waste management systems.
d) Mr. Jay Galla, Chairman , CII Andhra Pradesh and MD, Amara Raja Batteries said that the CII had established a national task force to educate people on Solid Waste Management
The first edition of the National Symposium on Municipal Solid Waste Management and Special Exhibition for Sponsors was held in June 2010. The JCB CII-APTDC Award for Excellence in Solid Waste Management was launched during this Symposium and awards given in the Awards Function. The event was a great success with an overwhelming participation of over 350 delegates. Participation was from State & Central Government Ministries, Departments, Municipalities & Corporations, Promoters of Waste Management Projects, Nodal Agencies, NGOs, Technology Providers, Equipment Manufacturers & Suppliers, Financial Institutions, Consultants, Research and Academic Institutes, Contractors etc. besides International Participation from Germany, Austria, Bangkok & USA.
It was a unique platform for the exchange and sharing of knowledge & experiences in the field. During the Awards Function, the ‘Policy Recommendations on Municipal Solid Waste Management’ prepared by the CII National Task Force on Municipal Solid Waste Management was released by Shri. Kanna Lakshmi Narayana, Hon’ble Minister for Major Industries & Commerce, GoAP. Later the Hon’ble Minister gave away the Awards to the best three Industries and best three Urban Local Bodies for best practices in the field of MSW Management. As part of the Awards Function, special performances from Artists of International Repute were organized to showcase Works of Art and Music from Waste Items.
After the overwhelming success of the previous Symposium on Municipal Solid Waste Management held at Hyderabad in June 2010 this symposium was much larger event with thematic sessions and an associated Awards Ceremony.
This unique Solid Waste Management Symposium provided a platform for representatives from various Government departments, Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Research Scholars, Engineers, Subject Experts, University Students etc., to present and participate in the deliberations during the interactive sessions, exchange of knowledge and ideas.
The Symposium is a National Forum to deliberate upon several aspects of Solid Waste Management such as: Status of Solid Waste Management in India, Environmental Impact, Technologies available for Waste Minimization and Utilization, Energy from Waste, Modern Techniques of Waste Management, Innovative Solutions, Sustainable Solutions, successful Public Private Partnerships etc.
The Symposium includes discussions on practical challenges being encountered while implementing Solid Waste Management Solutions in the interactive sessions. The Symposium is designed to provide waste professionals with the critical information they need.
Symposium Provided a Platform for :
a) Exposure to Latest Trends in Waste Management
b) Adoption of resource conservation practices as a strategy for competitiveness
c) Awareness on Green and Sustainable Design Concepts for Advancing sustainable development
d) Opportunity to know more on steps towards GHG Inventorisation, Corporate Accounting and reduction measures
e) To learn more about advanced concepts like life cycle assessment and product stewardship
f) Understanding of best management practices for promoting sustainable development
The symposium covered the following sessions on :
a) SETTING THE TONE Status and Issues of Municipal Solid Waste Management
b) MSW Processing & Disposal Technologies
d) Biomedical & Hazardous Waste Management
e) C&D, Plastic, Paper & E-Waste Management, Financing, CDM & Carbon Funding
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Library of this event.