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Indian Pulp & Paper sector emerging as a global leader in Green
Government of Andhra Pradesh plans to provide incentives for energy efficient industries

Mr A Chandra Sekhara Reddy, Member Secretary/Energy Co-ordination Cell & Chief Executive Officer, State Energy Conservation Mission, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, while delivering the Chief Guest address at the inaugural session of 7th PaperTech 2013 jointly organized by the CII and the Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA), said that due to impending demand for more power across industries and pulp and paper industry in particular, it is vital to imbibe conservation practices related to energy conservation.

Mr Reddy explained about the various steps being taken by the Govt./Power Utilities for augmentation of the generating capacity and highlighted that Government of Andhra Pradesh is planning to provide incentives for energy efficient industries.

While delivering the keynote address, Mr Yogesh Agarwal, President, IPMA, and MD & CEO, Ballarpur Industries Limited, highlighted that the global structural changes in the pulp and paper manufacturing industries could have an impact on the operations of the Indian industry in this sector.

Mr. Agarwal said, "While it is noticeable that due to globalization the market, technologies, capital and talent have become linked across the world, structural changes in one region could impact working of an industry anywhere in the world. Though this phenomenon is a challenge it could also provide new opportunities for industries that are willing to progress with the changing energy scenario", he underlined.

In his special address, Mr Sanjay Singh, Vice President IPMA & Divisional Chief Executive, ITC PSPD, focused on the point that paper as a commodity will always be in demand in some form or the other. However, he added that industries need improve on their energy consumption patterns and use more renewable energy to have a lesser impact on the environment which will eventually help the country as a whole.

While delivering the theme address on ??Make Indian Pulp & Paper Industry World-Class',

Mr K S Kasi Viswanathan, Chairman PaperTech 2013 & Deputy Managing Director, Seshasayee Paper & Boards Ltd highlighted that energy, environment, and water conservation are the key objectives of the on-going conference. He also said that PaperTech as part its activities has formed a core group, visited paper mills, identified and published best practices manuals, and facilitated conferences for the benefit of the industry. PaperTech believes that sharing of best practices will go a long way in facilitating the sector becoming world class, he added.

The inaugural session also marked the release of Best Practices Manual ?? Pulp & Paper Industry- Vol. 6.

Mr S Raghupathy, Executive Director, CII-Godrej GBC delivered the concluding remarks.

18 July 2013

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