A delegation from Federal Ministry for economic cooperation, Government of Germany visited State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (SIIDCUL) including Deputy Chief of Mission of German Embassy, Jesper Wieck,
A delegation from Federal Ministry for economic cooperation, Government of Germany visited State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (SIIDCUL) including Deputy Chief of Mission of German Embassy, Jesper Wieck, head of South Asia division German Ministry for Economic cooperation and development Wolfram Klien and senior policy officer, Lisbeth Muller Hofstede. They came with an objective to know the environmental measures adopted by industries in the State.
Visiting a couple of industries like Cello, Kanj Products Limited and others, the German delegation assured of long term association in some environmental projects with the industrial sector. They were welcomed by the chairman of SIIDCUL manufacturers association of Uttarakhand, Harendra Garg. The delegation appreciated the talcum powder making industry which had made a lotus pond in its premises and makes product for Italian brand Chicco and US brand Fischer.
President of SIIDCUL industrial association Arun Saraswat said, “The delegation saw the health of the trees and were happy that industries in SIIDCUL are concerned about the environmental issues including rain water harvesting and the water table. We have planted 1600 trees in SIA park covering nearly 15000 square metres area.”
Deputy chief of mission of German embassy appreciated that almost every industrial unit had some green belt in or around the premises.
SIA president Arun Saraswat said, “Out of 1600 trees trees planted by the association members, 120 trees had matured. In next 18 to 24 months, most trees would get matured emitting more oxygen.”
On further plan, he said that the association was mulling over plantation of pollution fighting plants which absorbed formaldehyde and other polluting gases from the industries. Neem, mango, Jamun, Bel, Gulmohar, Kachnar, Ashok and many other varities of trees with special qualities were planted.