MINISTRY OF EARTH SCIENCES SETTING UP DESALINATION PLANTS IN COASTAL AREAS, APPEALS INDUSTRY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ENDEAVOUR, SAYS ITS ADVISOR

MINISTRY OF EARTH SCIENCES SETTING UP DESALINATION PLANTS IN COASTAL AREAS, APPEALS INDUSTRY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ENDEAVOUR, SAYS ITS ADVISOR

MINISTRY OF EARTH SCIENCES SETTING UP DESALINATION PLANTS IN COASTAL AREAS, APPEALS INDUSTRY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ENDEAVOUR, SAYS ITS ADVISOR

 

No.PR-211
March 11, 2015
New Delhi
 

MINISTRY OF EARTH SCIENCES SETTING UP DESALINATION PLANTS IN COASTAL AREAS, APPEALS INDUSTRY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ENDEAVOUR, SAYS ITS ADVISOR
 

Ministry of Earth Sciences on Wednesday invited India Inc. in its efforts to put up desalination plants at host of coastal areas and to begin with at Kanya Kumari for which the land has been allocated by the Government of Tamil Nadu, says its Advisor Dr. Milind Wakdikar.
 

Delivering his key note address at the National Conference on Energy Efficiency and Conservation under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, Dr. Wakdikar also informed that the Ministry was also toying with the idea of indigenizing equipment currently imported for forecasting the climatic behavior in collaboration with Indian meteorological department.
 

The Advisor in the Ministry of Earth Sciences appealed to the Indian industry to establish linkages with the government and its technology research board with a detailed proposal to share its expertise for setting up of such desalination plants that are proposed to set up in series in the coastal areas and take advantages of the ministry’s schemes to suitable compensate them.
 

The Associate Head, Technology Mission Cell, Department of Sciences & Technology, Dr. Sanjay Bajpai in his observations also offered the research and development facilities of various research centre to the industry in a bid to accomplish the government the targets for emissions mitigations under its climatic change programmes.
 

Various public and private sector entities especially that of BHEL was collaborating with the ministry in effectively undertaking the research work to obtain the desired objectives of the government on the subject and hoped that the government’s such plans would further fructify with joint efforts put in together by public and private sector industry.
 

In his presentation, Director, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI Dr. Prodipto Ghosh said that the emission regulations and mitigation targets of the developed and developing countries could be well accomplished provided the cooperation was struck between them for exploration of technologies which require billions of dollars.
 

In his welcome address Chairman, Energy Committee of the Chamber Mr. Bimal Sareen said that energy efficiency and conservation was need of hour and India and Indians should get accustomed to harness the target for energy conservation by all means.
 

ENDS

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)