Hyderabad: One day conference was organized on “Green Chemistry Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing” here today by A.P. Pollution Control Board, Regional Office – I, Rangareddy District in co-ordination with Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad and Bulk Drug Manufacturers Association (Hyderabad Chapter).
Dr. D.N. Reddy, Vice Chancellor, JNTU, Hyderabad attended the Conference as Chief Guest. Mr K. Madhusudana Rao, Member Secretary, A.P. Pollution Control Board, Padmasree Dr. A.V. Rama Rao, M/s. AVRA Laboratories, Hyderabad, Dr. J.S. Yadav, Director, IICT, Mr Nityananda Reddy, President, BDMA, Mr Nitesh H. Mehta, Founder Director, Newreka Green-Synth Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai presided over the Conference. Representatives from various Pharma and Chemical industries attended the conference.
The conference started with lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest. The Member Secretary while welcoming the gathering stressed the need for programs and strategies for improvement of the Environment. Encouraging the Green Chemistry is one such programme. Though, the A.P. Pollution Control Board is a regulatory authority involved in implementation of pollution control acts, the Board is also encouraging creating awareness among the various stake-holders to protect the environment. The present Conference is one such programme. He informed that the pharma industries have made good progress in pollution control by making good investments in pollution control. However, he emphasized that the industry should think more about how to deal with the waste and effluents by upgrading technologies and should achieve zero discharge.
Mr Nityananda Reddy, while addressing the gathering informed that there is need to innovate and implement Green Chemistry practices in Bulk Drug production so as to reduce the waste. Mr Nitesh H. Mehta informed that Environmental challenges of the future can be solved by Green Chemistry and there is role for all in this aspect. Padmasreee Dr. A.V. Rama Rao informed that the Year, 2011 has been declared by United Nations as year of Chemistry. He informed that Chemistry plays role in the human life from birth to grave. He congratulated the APPCB, IICT and BDMA for organizing the Conference.
Dr. D.N. Reddy made a detailed presentation on Sustainable Development and Clean Technologies. He informed that implementation of clean technologies in different industrial process will reduce the emissions and wastes, which leave minimum footprint on the environment.
Experts in Green Chemistry made their technical presentations. Mr A. Arun Kumar, Joint Chief Environmental Engineer, Zonal Office, Hyderabad,
Mr M. Rajashekar, Environmental Engineer, Regional Office – I, Rangareddy District, Mr B.V. Badra Girish, Environmental Engineer, Regional Office – II, Rangareddy District and Mr D. Krupanand, Environmental Engineer, Regional Office, Hyderabad also participated in the Conference. (NSS)