GIZ-IGEP Organise One-day State Workshop on “Environment Friendly Techniques in Textile Sector” in Ahmedabad
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH under the Indo-German Environment Partnership (IGEP) Programme organised a state level workshop on “Environment Friendly Techniques in Textile Sector” on April 05, 2013 at Hotel Four Points Sheraton, Ahmedabad, in cooperation with the Confideration of Indian Industry (CII) and the Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre (GSPC). The Workshop was aimed at gathering inputs from representatives of the Government, pollution control authorities, textile industry, technology providers, academicians, consultants and research bodies to identify actions needed for enabling improved environmental performance in the textile sector in India.
The Indian textile industry is one the largest and oldest sectors in the country and amongst the most important in the economy in terms of output, investment and employment. Its importance is underlined by the fact that it accounts for around 4% of Gross Domestic Product. The textile manufacturing process is characterized by the high consumption of resources like electricity, fuel, water and a variety of chemicals in a long process sequence that generates a significant amount of waste and emissions. Hence, the textile sector can benefit by making improvements targeting resource efficiency, process improvements, energy efficiency and reduced negative environmental impacts. By employing appropriate technologies, both environmental and economic gains can be achieved. With this background, the regional level one- day State workshop was conducted to deliberate on the relevant issues.