According to reports, the Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) organised a workshop on ‘Market development of concentrating technologies (CST) for process heating and cooling applications in the industrial sector’ on Thursday. Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) regional officer NR Shivangi was the chief guest at the programme organized in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and union ministry of new and renewable energy.
“We must all ensure that we leave clean and pure environmental surroundings for the next generation,” he said.
Elaborating further, he said MPCB supported and lauded the efforts and initiatives made by VIA, PwC and the union ministry to organize such programmes. This will create awareness amongst the industrialists, but, he said the efforts must be exerted in the right direction so that the use of renewable energy technology increases.
“We owe a lot to our next generation. It is the obligation of every citizen to ensure that a clean and pollution free atmosphere is created and maintained for the coming generations,” he said.
Joint director of the industries Vikas Jain said there were numerous possibilities for use of renewable energy in Vidarbha, but one must be careful about what is feasible in terms of need and problems of this area. “It is important to keep focus on Vidarbha as a region and a road map for future implementation should be clear.”
Sudhir Paliwal chairman of VIA Science and Technology Forum in his address informed about initiatives by the industrialists of Vidarbha region. “The cluster scheme of ministry of food processing where the first Food Park of the country was established at Buti Bori Industrial Estate was due to the efforts of VIA, MADC and MIDC,” he said.