UBM India Initiates Environmental Sustainability With the Launch of WasTe & SaniTech India
NEW DELHI, August 17, 2016 —India’s Most Comprehensive Platform for Waste and Sanitation Industry Supported by MoUD and SBM WasTe and SaniTech India 2016, an initiative by UBM India, India’s leading exhibition organiser, launched today at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
The three day trade expo (17th – 19th August) was inaugurated by Shri. P.K. Gupta, IAS, Municipal Commissioner, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and Shri. Madhavan, Chief Executive Water Aid India, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee, Group Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering.
Over the course of these three days, the expo brings together India’s waste management, recycling and sanitation fraternity under one roof to showcase their products, technologies and innovations before a highly influential business community. It is also an ideal platform for this industry to congregate and discuss industry trends, challenges and market insights, and provide in-depth solutions, that help in proliferating the business.
Empowered by The Ministry of Urban Development ( MoUD ), Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) , WasTe And SaniTech India 2016 is supported by MRAI- Metal Recycling Association of India, IPCA – Indian Pollution Control Association, IBA – Indian Bio Gas Association, AIPIA – All India Plastics Industries Association, NGO partners: Sulabh International and Toxic Link, Sanitation Partner: WaterAid and Knowledge Partner: The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) and Associate Partner: 3S India.
Bringing together manufacturers and technology providing companies, the expo has key participating exhibitors including states such as Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, Municipal corporations such as Swachh Andhra Corporation, Municipal Corporation Delhi – East (MCD) and companies such as MRT Systems, Dhara Groups, Bharti Hygiene, Frontier Polymer, Rashtriya Furnace amongst others. The platform also promotes new start-up companies, keen on disrupting the domain.
The highlights of the expo include a two-day power-packed industry, focused-conferences and technical seminars that discussed the challenges being faced and solutions being sought by the industry. The topics of the technical seminars included municipal solid waste management, hazardous waste management, plastic waste management, e-waste management, bio-medical waste management, and construction and debris waste management.
The expo also witnessed the launch of two industry reports on ‘Solid Waste to Resource’ and ‘Urban Sanitation in India‘ by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI ) and WaterAid respectively in association with UBM India.
Speaking at the launch of the first edition of WasTe and SaniTech India, Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “The idea behind launching WasTe and SaniTech India is to address the sanitation challenges in our country in all its facets and to showcase a gamut of innovative, game-changing solutions. The issue needs a paradigm shift at all four levels in terms of policy, plan, programme and project. The expo and conference looks at objectives, best management practices, re-evaluation of technology to design affordable solutions, local recycle and reuse of water, create informed public opinion and promote water-prudent cities. The show also serves as a platform to bring stakeholders from the central and state governments, local self-governing bodies and citizens and project their success stories in the field of waste management and sanitation. We are indebted to the Ministry of Urban Development, and the Swachh Bharat Mission for showing their unstinting support in our endeavour.“