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Roundtable on Promoting Resource Efficiency in Textile Sector: Possibilities for South-South Cooperation

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 17/09/2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location
Bureau of Energy Efficiency

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A study tour of Bangladesh textile sector comprising of the members and senior office bearers of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) was organized as part of IIP’s ongoing project to promote South-South knowledge exchange around resource/ energy conservation in key sectors within which the focus sectors in Bangladesh is Brick and Textile Sector. The focus of this initiative in the textile sector is to promote resource efficiency in energy, water and chemical use and minimize impact on environmental and social aspect through zero liquid discharge and use of appropriate technologies.

In order to sensitize the delegation on resource efficiency in Indian Textile Sector, Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP) in association with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) organized a half day roundtable discussion on 17th September, 2015 at BEE Office, Sewa Bhawan, R K Puram Sector 1, New Delhi. The objective of this roundtable was to showcase the efforts and schemes of Government of India to make industries more resilient in the field of energy efficiency and also to present how industry is responding to the regulations and improving resource and end use efficiency.

The roundtable was attended by senior officials from Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Ministry of Power (GoI), Institute for Industrial Productivity, UK Department for International Development India, delegation from Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), industry representatives of Indian Textile sector viz. Arvind Limited, Grasim Bhiwani Textiles Limited and Raymond Limited.

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Mr. K K Chakarvarti, Bureau of Energy Efficiency delivering his opening address

The meeting was presided over by Mr. K. K. Chakarvarti, Bureau of Energy Efficiency. Mr. Chakarvarti in his opening remark extended a warm welcome to delegation from BGMEA and representatives from Indian Textile sector and mentioned the need of sustainable and environmentally safe systems for the industrial economy. He explained how initiatives in this direction can bring recognition, brand value, cost reduction and competitiveness in market.

The  proceedings of the Roundtable Meeting can be downloaded from the following link, Proceedings of Roundtable on Promoting Resource Efficiency in Textile Sector which includes discussions and inputs received from the participants of the meeting.

The presentations made at the meeting are presented below.

ROUNDTABLE ON PROMOTING RESOURCE EFFICIENCY IN TEXTILE SECTOR: POSSIBILITIES FOR SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION
Welcome Address and Introduction to the meeting Ms. Ritu Bharadwaj, Senior Program Manager, Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP)
Promoting resource conservation in textile sector through South-South Cooperation - Role of Knowledge Partnership Program Shri. Daniel Bradley, Senior Advisor, UK Department for International Development
Welcome address on behalf of Bureau of Energy EfficiencyShri K. K. Chakarvarti, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Presentation on Bangladesh textile Industry Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA)
Experience sharing Session Moderated by Shri K. K. Chakarvarti, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Overview on PAT and KEP Shri K. K. Chakarvarti, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Promoting efficiency under Textile Sector through PAT initiativeShri Ashok Kumar, Energy Economist, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Next generation technologies for Textile SectorShri. Subramaniam, Textile Sector Expert, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Best Practices adopted by Arvind Limited, Santej, Gujarat, India Shri Kushal Trivedi, Sr. Manager (Utility)
Best Practices adopted by Grasim Bhiwani Textile Limited, HaryanaShri Vivek K Singh, Engineering Dept
Best Practices adopted by Raymond Limited, Madhya PradeshShri Jayant Joshi, General Manager (Engg)
Concluding Remarks by Shri K. K. Chakarvarti, Bureau of Energy Efficiency

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