CHENNAI: The Hiyoshi Corporation of Japan, an environmental solutions company, will propagate its `Calux' assay measuring technique in India to measure the harmful effects of dioxins on humans, its senior managing director Hiroshi Murata said. It would provide technology to establish laboratories, train personnel and enter into collaboration with other laboratories to teach the method, he told presspersons here recently.
He said Hiyoshi was a major sponsor of the `AOTS Talk Your Way to Japan' contest for school and college children. So far 34 students from Corporation and other schools and colleges have been to Japan for a 15-day education trip on environment and ecology.
The 12th World Lake Conference will be organised by the International Lake Environment Committee Foundation of Japan, at Jaipur, from October 28 to November 2 this year. The first in the series of the biennial conference was held in 1984 at Lake Biwa in the Shiga Prefecture, Japan, he said.
The committee, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme, worked towards promoting scientific approaches in lake-basin management and improving the state of lake environments in developing countries. Manali Industries Association secretary J. Paanneerselvam, who also addressed the press meet, said Hiyoshi was helping the Indian industry in environment training. So far, 20 engineers have been trained in operating effluent treatment plants and environment laboratories.
Huang Ching, International Affairs Manager of Hiyoshi Corporation, detailed the Hiyoshi International Internship Programme for university and college students in India.