15 May 2023, New Delhi: The Five Days Training Program on Entrepreneurship Opportunities on Agricultural and Industrial Waste Management for Environmental Sustainability was inaugurated by Padma Bhushan Dr. R B Singh.
The program is being organized by the Division of Environmental Sciences, in collaboration with Zonal Technology Management and Business Plan Development Unit, IARI, New Delhi, and Young Professionals for Agricultural Development India to raise awareness and impart knowledge about effective waste management techniques and increase the wisdom among youth about entrepreneurship opportunities.
In his inaugural remarks, Prof R.B. Singh emphasized the importance of agricultural and industrial waste management for environmental sustainability and entrepreneurship. He mentioned that zero waste is important for Zero hunger and focus needs to be given on 3 P, i.e. People, Planet and Prosperity. A circular economy is the need of the hour to promote entrepreneurship and livelihood security for a better health index of the people.
The program will cover various topics related to waste management; production of Biogas and Bio-slurry, biofuel, the role of PUSA decomposer for agri-residue management, extraction approach for bioactive compounds for industrial and agriculture applications, biodegradation approach for waste management, blue-green algae as nutrient-rich formulation, utilization of sugarcane industry waste for diversified sectors, horticultural waste as an organic pesticide, case story of Start-ups developed using waste materials, biomass utilization in terms of vermicompost, leaf enriched compost, mushroom production, engineering intervention for animal block technology and pellet development, value addition in ornamental using agricultural waste. During the training program, an industrial visit will be done at the waste-to-electricity plant, Tehkhand, and National Thermal Power Corporation, Dadri.
Total 49 participants (15 state and two international candidates from Korea and Nepal) registered for the training from different backgrounds. 34% of the candidates are female participants. The training program will help to create awareness and bring about a positive change in the attitude of people towards waste management. It will also contribute towards the national goal of sustainable development and promote a cleaner and healthier environment.
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