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Environmental Improvement Drive - Prelaunch Meetings

21st May, Hyderabad, 23rd May, Nellore and 25th May 2013, Visakhapatnam

The Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd. (APIIC), with technical cooperation from GIZ, is launching a 1-month long environmental improvement drive during June 5th to July 5th, 2013 in over 70 Industrial Parks spread over Andhra Pradesh. In preparation of the Drive, APIIC has conducted pre-launch meetings at Hyderabad, Nellore and Visakhapatnam covering 15 zones of APIIC. These pre-launch meetings were conducted to bring clarity to all zonal managers of APIIC and commissioners of IALAs on various activities to be planned and taken up during the Drive.

The VC & MD, APIIC has announced one-month long environmental improvement drive in the industrial parks of APIIC to bring awareness and improved environmental conditions in these parks. The one-month long drive will cover interaction meets with the experts and industries on certain environmental topics, cleanliness drives, plantation drives, environmental awards and distribution of awareness material. This drive will be conducted across all zones of APIIC and 2-5 industrial parks in each zone will be taken up. In total, about 56 industrial parks are expected to participate in this drive.

The first pre-launch meeting was conducted at Service Society, IP Cherlapally, Hyderabad on 21st May, 2013 covering 8 zones in and around Hyderabad including Moula Ali, Cyberabad, Patencheru, Jeedimetla, Shamshabad, Kurnool, Warangal and Karimnagar zones of APIIC. The meeting started with an introductory talk by Mr. Durga Prasad, GM (EMP) of APIIC. Mr Chenchiah, Chief Engineer of APIIC addressed the participants. This was followed by address from Mr. Raghu Babu, GIZ. He highlighted the experiences gained from the cleanliness drives taken-up in Nacharam and Mallapur and Kattedan. He mentioned that the present Drive is just a beginning and based on the success a long term plan could be executed for retrofitting and modernising the existing Industrial Parks. This was followed by speech by Dr. Mutz, on his experiences from Germany. Mr. Durga Prasad, GM (EMP), APIIC gave detailed presentation on the activities that needs to be carried out during the environmental improvement drive. This was followed by question and answer session.

The second pre-launch meeting was held in Hotel Pavani, Nellore on 23rd May 2012, covering Kadapa, Nellore, Tirupati and Vijaywada zones of APIIC. The meeting started with an address by the Chief Engineer of APIIC, Mr Chenchiah where he has reminded the words of APIIC’s MD, stating the this drive should be taken up seriously and the results from the drive should be shared with head office and media. He empathised that the activities planned and the number of IPs / SEZs selected by ZMs should be achievable with good success. This was followed by speech by Mr. Hrishikesh Mahadev, GIZ, on the activities taken up by APIIC-GIZ cooperation in Nacharam, Mallapur and Kattedan and success stories from Cherlapally. This was followed by detailed presentation by Mr. Durga Prasad on the activities of the Drive. The senior officers from the Forest Department, the AP Pollution Control Board (APPCB), the District Industries Commissionarate (DIC) and the Federation of Small and Medium Scale Industries were also present in the meeting and discussions.

The third pre-launch meeting was held in IALA office, Auto Nagar Vizag, Visakhapatnam on 25th May 2013, covering Visakhapatnam Special zone, Visakhapatnam and Kakinada zone of APIIC. Mr. Hrishikesh, GIZ and Mr. Durga Prasad, GM (EMP) gave presentations on activities that need to be carried out during the environmental improvement drive. This was followed by discussions and clarifications. The pre-launch meeting was also attended by the officials from APPCB, DIC, and the Forest Department.