Hamirpur, September 30
Human greed had adversely affected sustainable nature of environment hence arose a need for sustainable development which is harmonious with nature for environmental conservation. This was stated by various experts of science and technology in two days international conference on recent Trends in Science and Technology for Environment Conservation and Sustainable Development that concluded at Sidharth Government Degree College Nadaun near here today.
Former Professor and Head of the Department, Bio-Sciences Dr. M. K. Mattoo said that the objective of the conference was to promote cooperation through the promotion of synergized working of central and state governments on issues pertaining to environment and climate change. He said that environment is an inseparable part of human existence and industrial revolution transformed need into greed that severely affected the sustainable nature of environment.
Prof. Dr. Promila Pathak of Punjab University Chandigarh said that science and technology have progressed rapidly in last fifty years and concept of green chemistry, environmental biotechnology, organic farming and wormiculture had paved way for the conservation of environment through development in science and technology.
Dr. Bhagwati Sharma convener of the event said that over 350 subject experts participated in the conference from across the world. He added that those who could not come, participated through virtual mode. He said that an International and National Advisory Committee was constituted at the conference that included Dr. Pankaj Kumar of Texas Technical University USA, Dr. Arvind Kumar of NRC for Earthquake Engineering Taiwan, Dr. Pankaj Bharmoria of ICMAB-CSIC Spain, Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur of BAMRC- SRUC Edinburgh U.K, Dr. Umar Farooq Taif University Saudia Arabia.
Dr. Virender Rana of college of Horticulture and Forestry, Dr. Neelam, of Sardar Patel University Mandi and Ms. Sangeeta Chandel (IFS) District Project Officer were also present.