Industry needs to be not only disciplined in terms of its use of resources but also in management of production and wastes, says Director of A.P. National Green Corps W.G. Prasanna Kumar.
Delivering the key-note address at the UGC-sponsored seminar on ‘Dwindling natural resources: issues and strategies for balancing environment' held at Hindu College on Thursday, Mr. Kumar pointed out that the most important step in sustainability of industry was to continuously struggle and strive to look for alternates, which would replace the present products, production of products and wastes.
Explaining the concept, he said that in our country very few industries had become environmentally disciplined.
He also suggested that industry organisations like FICCI and CII would have to play a proactive role in installing environmentally friendly ambiance at work places.
Earlier, Chairman, A.P. State Biodiversity Board R. Hampaiah explained the importance of conserving biodiversity in the region.
The A.P. Biodiversity Board set up in 2006 deals with conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use, fair and equitable benefits to all stakeholders etc.
He also highlighted the growing menace of bio-piracy, where indiscriminate violation of patents on medicinal plants, trade on endangered animals, poaching of rare animals had been taking place. The State should evolve stringent mechanism to curb bio-piracy, he said.
Earlier, the seminar was inaugurated by president of Hindu College Committee S.V.S. Somayaji.
Acharya Nagarjuna University Rector K.V. Rao, secretary and correspondent of Hindu College M.V.R.K. Mutyalu, principal S. Ravi Babu, organising secretary M. Vijaya Koteswari were present.