Conservation measures must for Industry development: Official

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Tiruchirapalli, Oct 13 (UNI) Mr P Acharya Executive Director (Works), Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, Dalmiapuram said the conservation measures were imperative in the wake of rapid strides in the Industrial scenario.

Inaugurating the two-day All India Workshop on 'Recent trends in energy management' organised by the Institution of Engineers (India) here yesterday, he said industrial prosperity and consequent increase in productivity contributed to economic development.

Mr Acharya said at the same time, utmost care should be taken to bring down the level of industrial waste and pollution. This, could be achieved through intelligent planning and energy conservation strategy, he added.

He said ''the Cement Industry of our country, through its lowest consumption of energy per tonne of cement produced, has set a benchmark in the area of energy conservation''. He also highlighted the energy conservation techniques adopted by the company.

In his address Mr V Ananthakrishnan, General Manager, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Tiruchi said the national power generation stood at 1,32,000 MW, as against 1,300 MW at the time of Independence.

Mr Ananthakrishnan also explained the advantages of gadgets such as the compact fluorescent lamp.

The Chief Works Manager, Golden Rock Railway Workshop, S Rangarajan, who released a souvenir, spoke on the efficacy of bio-diesel for operating locomotives.

The Convenor of the workshop Mr J Sankaran informed over 150 engineers, scientists, consultants, industrialists and academicians were attending the workshop.

UNI

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