Joint efforts needed to solve waste management issue: Prof Tej Singh

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Oct 2017 09:02:57


Special Correspondent,

‘Waste management’ is a challenging issue for the country and we have to jointly resolve it, said Prof Tej Singh, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) while addressing an International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology for Waste Conversion (ETBWC-2017) in the NEERI Auditorium on Sunday.

As part of CSIR Platinum Jubilee and CSIR-NEERI Diamond Jubilee Year celebrations, CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI), in association with The Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI), has organised the conference.

Prof Ashok Pandey, Emeritus Scientist, Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali, Prof Claude-Gilles Dussap, Head, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Institute Pascal (University Blaise Pascal -- CNRS), Dr Rakesh Kumar, Director, CSIR-NEERI and Dr Sunil Kumar, Organising Secretary of the Conference inaugurated the conference. Prof Singh said, “The Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI) should become the biggest society in the country and world to tackle issues related to waste management.” He also delivered a key-note lecture on ‘structural basis of antibacterial action of innate immune proteins and their applications as protein-antibiotics’ and revealed that biotechnology has a great potential for social welfare.

Prof Claude-Gilles Dussap released the E-proceedings of the conference and BRSI Year Book -2017. BRSI Awards were also given away on this occasion to the outstanding scientists for their significant contributions in biotechnology. Dr Rakesh Kumar while briefing about CSIR-NEERI, said, “Waste conversion will definitely create employment opportunities in the country.”

Dr Sunil Kumar, Senior Scientist, CSIR-NEERI provided an overview of the conference. Overall, three technical sessions are organised during the 3-day conference. Scientists, engineers, and other experts from India and abroad will deliberate on the global developments on waste recycling, waste to bio-fuels and bio-products, nanotechnology applications of waste and
novel product development from waste.