Compliance and Monitoring Team organized a training programme on Environmental Audit for Sustainable Industrialization from 1st to 4th August at AAETI.
26 participants actively participated in the 4-day training programme. They came together from different states of India viz., Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andra Pradesh, Bengaluru, Delhi and Hyderabad; from diverse fields including Industry, regulators, consultants and academics. This provided a platform for participants to interact and exchange ideas.
Day 1 kick started with introduction sessions by Nivit Sir and Dr. Rajarshi Banerjee about CSE and Green Features of AAETI, along with a walk around AAETI. Which Participant from Gujarat Pollution Control, Board also gave a presentation on Audit scheme of Gujarat and a presentation on Global scenario of Environmental legislations by Dr. Hetal Modi. Then Dr. Basu set the tone of training discussing background and concept of Environmental Audit.
The next day was started with a rejuvenating yoga session. Then exhaustive and informative lectures on Water and Material Balance and developing questionnaire for carrying out and Environmental Audit were conducted by Basu sir and post lunch sessions were dedicated to Energy Audit lectures by Mr Mohan Patil (FICCI). In evening we took participants to visit Tijara Fort. It was a good opportunity to rewind and interact.
The third day, one of our participants took the responsibility to take the yoga session and start the day on a positive note. Then Mr Sandeep Shrivastava, Vice President of Ambuja Cement gave an interactive and informative lecture on Process and Resource auditing and how to conduct Environmental Audit of Cement Industry. This was followed by another interactive session by Mr Rohit Pathania, CSE on Environmental Audit of Thermal power plant. This was specially held as some participants were from Thermal power plant and some from cement industries with captive power plant, so that it is beneficial for our participants by a more personalized approach. One more remarkable day ended with a musical event.
The concluding day, Basu sir gave a lecture on how to review an environmental audit; this was followed by a class exercise on reviewing an audit report to provide them with hands on experience.
The training programme was wrapped up by a feedback session and certificate distribution attended by AAETI director, Gita Mam. Feedbacks were positive. Participants were satisfied with the training programme and appreciated the content and interactive sessions by experienced faculty. Participants’ satisfaction was also seen as they shown interest in being informed about upcoming training programmes.