Environmentalists, ecologists, industrialists, and the elite of society discussed the ways of protecting environment in view of rapid industrialisation at the two-day national-level seminar held at S.G.S. College on January 24 and 25.

In all, 200 delegates from different countries attended the seminar held on ‘The role of industries in sustaining healthy environment'.

Scientists, research scholars, environmentalists, and students submitted about 25 papers on different subjects. The event was conducted in five technical sessions, said S.G.S. College principal Al-Haj Muneera. Programme organising secretary and Head of Department of Botany Sk. Abbas Ali, programme co-convener Roy, Andhra University professor E. Udaya Bhaskar, and AP Pollution Control Board Joint Chief Environment Engineer A. Vijay Kumar attended the programme.