Media's 9th SWM Seminar Draws Good Response in Trivandrum,
seminar on Sustainable Solid Waste Management was
organised on 26 June 2009 at Hotel Taj Residency in
Trivandrum. It was the 9th seminar in the series of
nationwide initiative taken by New Media.
The objective of this seminar was to sensitize and
share the best practices concerning this issue. This
seminar is an initiative by New Media- India's Largest
Bilateral Trade Magazine Publishing House which endeavors
to be a platform for collating knowledge and information
and its dissemination to the society. The one-day
seminar was organized in association with Global Forum
for Disaster Reduction (GFDR), and is co-organised
by JCB India Ltd., an industry leader in construction
and mining equipment, is now leading the way in solid
waste management in India.
National Solid Waste Management Institute (NSWMI),
The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), Kerala Sustainable
Urban Development Project (KSUDP) of Kerala, and Rotary
Cochin Central were the other facilitators.
Minister for Local Self Government of Kerala Paloli
Mohamad Kutty was the seminar's chief guest. He said,
"Today, when all developing countries are facing
issues of solid waste management, our aim should be
to put to use the best possible practices to achieve
sustainability. We must address this challenge at
its origin, as segregation at the source is a key
for proper garbage disposal."
Satya Swaroop, Managing Editor of New Media and Secretary
General of Global Forum for Disaster Reduction, said
"Waste Management is one of the major areas of
concern. Various strategies have been led down for
the management of solid waste by the government and
several attempts were made to improve. But it seems
inadequate as per the present scenario is concerned.
"As there will be no end to this mismanagement
we hope that this nationwide seminar will lay down
new and bold approaches in terms of preparedness,
connectivity among communities, corporate and governments.
During the sessions and deliberations, the Seminar
highlighted the genesis of the Platform for Public
Private Partnership (P4PPP) in waste management and
mitigation, which is the most pressing need of the
hour," Swaroop added.
Amit Gossain, Associate Vice President for Marketing
and Business Development JCB India Ltd. Said, "Rapid
urbanization and the use of non-bio degradable materials
has resulted in burdening our earth with tonnes of
waste. This is not only hazardous to health, but disturbs
the ecological balance enough to provoke a series
of natural disasters. JCB is on the forefront of the
initiative to tackle waste in more effective and innovative
ways through a range of world class specially designed
Planning for urban solid waste management within the
framework of sustainable development is one of the
greatest challenges facing Indian business, government,
and citizenry today. By championing the cause of pragmatic
responsibility in managing one of development's most
volatile by products: solid waste, JCB India Ltd.
hopes to convince both policy makers and industry
partners that competent compost control is not only
essential to proper growth in India, but also feasible
both logistically and economically.
K. G. Sahuji, Project Manager, KSUDP, Cochin, said
that, "Solid waste management forms the core
of all environmental problems. Effective and efficient
management of waste can turn the problem of waste
into a source of wealth"
Eminent speakers who were present at the seminar included
Philipose Thomas, IAS (Rtd), Shri. Kapil Gupta, Vice
President, IL & FS Waste & Urban Services
Ltd, Shri. Kabeer Haroon, Project Director, Kerala
Builder Forum, Dr. Sainudeen Pattazhy, Environmentalist
and Reader S.N. COLLEGE and Shri. Geroge Vinci Thomas,
Kerala Rotary Club Cochin.
The seminar was organized by New Media and co-ordinated
by Prajwala Poojary and G. JayaKrishnan, Area Manager
- Sales from JCB.
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