Friday 25 March 2011

Assocham Proposes Technological Innovations To Protect Environment

The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) has urged the business houses to use technological innovations to meet the developmental goals and environmental protection requirements.

Assocham also suggested that the government should encourage proper enforcement of laws while regulating greenhouse gases, enhancing energy efficiencies, exploring renewable sources of energy and reducing pollution levels.

Environmental protection in India has been seriously pursued in India these days, informs Praveen Dalal, managing partner of New Delhi based law firm Perry4Law and a lawyer at Supreme Court of India. India needs to have a “Sustainable Development Model” in order to meet the “Dual Objectives” of Environment Protection and National Development, suggests Dalal.

In the recent times the concept of “green technology” has also emerged. This concept encompasses a continuously evolving category of methods, materials and technologies to ensure sustainable development, informs Dalal.

Assocham’s secretary general D.S. Rawat opines that the effective way of controlling pollution and degradation of resources is to combine traditional laws with modern legislation and choice of technology while adopting safeguard measures to protect limited resources.Meanwhile, the government has proposed to establish a national environment assessment and monitoring authority to ensure sustainable development in India, informs Dalal. The authority would be a professional autonomous body with domain experts from various fields.

Assocham has proposed a very good model to ensure sustainable development in India. Let us hope that other business houses would also follow the suggestions of Assocham.