CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI), Nagpur has organised a skill development programme for the students of Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal from December 9 to 13. 28 students are participating in this programme to acquire extensive practical exposure in environment sector.
The programme was inaugurated by Dr. J S Pandey, Chief Scientist & Head, Climate Change and Sustainability Division (CCSD), CSIR-NEERI. Dr. P R Salve, Principal Scientist, CCSD, CSIR-NEERI; Dr. Harshvardhan Singh, Principal Scientist, CCSD, CSIR-NEERI; and Er. Suvha Lama, Scientist, CCSD, CSIR-NEERI were also present on this occasion.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Pandey advised the students to draw maximum benefits from the skill development programme. He said that this programme would help the participants to find out practical solutions to critical environmental problems. Environmental management plans need practical solutions rather than documentation. He advocated to evolve site-specific, region-specific, eco-system specific environmental management plans and create environment health cards for every region. While addressing the participants, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Director, CSIR-NEERI briefed about the steps involved in environmental impact assessment (EIA) process.The programme includes field visits, industry visits, lectures and live projects relating to air pollution control, waste water treatment-recycle-reuse, water purification, solid waste management and wasteland development. The students will get hands-on ground experience.
They will also gain scientific knowledge, analytical perspective and technical skill for understanding the environmental issues, their causes and solutions thereon. The programme will help the students to understand various aspects of climate change and environmental sustainability. Dr. P R Salve, Principal Scientist, CCSD, CSIR-NEERI; Dr. Harshvardhan Singh, Principal Scientist, CCSD, CSIR-NEERI; and Er. Suvha Lama, Scientist, CCSD, CSIR-NEERI are coordinating this programme.