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Five-day training begins at DMI

A FIVE-day national-level training on `environmental planning for industrial disaster management? began at Disaster Management Institute (DMI).

india Updated: Jan 16, 2007 01:13 IST

A FIVE-day national-level training on `environmental planning for industrial disaster management’ began at Disaster Management Institute (DMI).

A total of 20 participants – all of senior cadre from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), State Pollution Control Boards, offices of Factory Inspectorate and SHE personnel of industries are taking part in this training.

The programme is under the Human Resource Development Programme (HRDP) of CPCB. Director of DMI Rakesh Dubey inaugurated the programme at the conference hall of DMI’s hostel on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, he stressed the significance and applicability of the theme of the programme for target groups and also common people.

During this training, thrust would be on key aspects of management of industrial disasters like Bhopal Gas Tragedy, especially in the gap areas of chemical disasters and environmental planning. Deputy director of DMI Sudheer Dwivedi spoke about the important activities of the institute.

During the five days, participants would be told about concepts of industrial disaster management and environmental planning, economical issues involved in the disaster management and sustainable development.

The programme would also highlight the conflicts amid industrial disaster management and environmental planning in Indian context.

The participants would also be taken to Pithampur industrial area. On the final day, participants would undergo a group exercisein which they would be asked to suggest some meaningful recommendations.

A CD on overview of the disasters that have occurred so far was released at the function. The CD has been prepared under guidance of Dr Rakesh Dubey.