Jamshedpur 30th July 2021: Buoyed by the success of the earlier four editions, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Jharkhand in association with Citizens Foundation, organized the fifth edition of its annual flagship initiative Green Conclave.
Some important environmental sustainability issues were discussed at the 5th Green Conclave.
The Forum highlighted and seeks to address some of the immediate gaps where policy interventions can help accelerate the implementation of a circular economy, promote resource efficiency, and create a climate-resilient Indian industry.
Addressing the conference, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Director of Extension Forestry, South Chotanagpur, Jharkhand, Dr. Praveen Jha said that in recent times, extreme climatic events like drought, flood, high temperature are ruining lives. The direct impact on human life is tremendous, and in the last 20 years, there have been around 500000 human deaths worldwide. The additional deaths due to malnutrition, diarrhea, malaria, and heat stress would be 250,000. There is an urgent need to reduce air pollution and provide safe drinking water.
He said that the Ministry of Urban Affairs has stated in the National Clean Air Program 2020 that there should be a 30% reduction in air pollution by 2024.
Naveen Prakash Srivastava, GM, SAIL-Bokaro Steel Plant, said that our nature can clean itself, all we need is to minimize human intervention. Health and the environment are intertwined, and we have to restore the ecosystem.
Ganesh Reddy, Secretary cum Chief Executive Officer, Citizen Foundation, said that today, the share of renewable energy in India’s primary energy consumption is about 33%.
India is increasingly adopting responsible renewable energy technologies and taking positive steps towards reducing carbon emissions, cleaner air, and ensuring a more sustainable future.
However, the government is playing an active role in promoting the adoption of renewable energy resources by giving various incentives to the industry.