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Conference on green technologies and sustainable development organized in Jaipur
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 24 Feb 2014

Two-day national conference on ‘New Dimensions in Green Technology for Sustainable Development’ was organized at Jaipur's Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology (SKIT) on February 21-22. The well attended conference was sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Government of India.

The conference had the aim of providing a platform to exchange information of concerning fields and subjects of interest amongst different research groups and provide an opportunity to study the recent advances in all disciplines of chemistry and environment to meet the diverse challenges thrown by industrialization and globalization, said the SKIT’s website.

A panel discussion on nano technology was the main highlight of the conference besides presentation of invited talks and research papers on various topics related to the theme of the conference. Various experts from Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology, chemists, environmental scientists and students took part in the conference. It seems that the green technologies, sustainable development and nano-technology are hot emergent topics of conferences on technology, engineering sciences, environmental sciences and chemistry these days.

It seems that currently integrated and closed cycle decentralized bio-energy systems to utilize the industrial and bio-degradable wastes are the main focus of sustainable development. Much of research and development effort is on micro and nano materials into bio-reactors for better bio-hydrogen production. Maurice Strong has rightly said, "Nevertheless, the concept of sustainable development is now known - even amongst those who haven't accepted it - and it's recognized, debated and followed by an increasing number of businesses."

Likewise, Francois-Henri Pinault is worth quoting here who had once said, “Sustainable development is a fundamental break that's going to reshuffle the entire deck. There are companies today that are going to dominate in the future simply because they understand that.”