Panaji, Apr 20 (UNI) Goa Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane today said the Government policy is to maintain proper balance between industrialisation and environment for sustainable development of the State.
Speaking after inaugurating a two-day national workshop on green technologies for waste management, Mr Rane said ''pollution and environment are the most important factors and hence there is a need to create greater conciousness among people about it in view of its increasing growth of industries.'' The workshop was jointly organised by department of civil engineering, Goa college of engineering, centre for environment science&engineering, (CESE) IIT, Bombay, at Goa college of enginerring premises.
Maintaing that India had become a hub for investment, the Chief Minister said, ''We need industries to generate employment, but at the same time necessary measures are needed to be taken to control pollution. The invention of new technologies will help overcome hazards and pollutants.'' CESE IIT-Bombay head Dr S K Gupta, who was the guest of honour opined that pollution caused due to industries has substantially minimised due to better waste management skills.
Maharastra Pollution control Board member secretary Dr D B Borkar, in his key-note address calling for peoples' involvement in environment protection, enlightened the participants on the hazards of waste management in India and stressed the need to adopt new technologies to prevent pollution caused due to rapid development.
He said Goa engineering college, which is equippid with adequate resources should participate in overall development of Goa.
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