Conference on pollution concludes
- Conference on pollution concludes
[ Saturday, December 03, 2005 02:18:12 am TIMES NEWS NETWORK ]
LUCKNOW: The third International Conference on Plants and
Environmental Pollution (ICPEP), organised by National Botanical
Research Institute (NBRI) in association with Indian Society of
Environmental Botanists (ISEB), ended here on Friday.
Attended by around 400 delegates from nearly 35 countries including
European and SAARC nations, the conference concluded with a consensus
on protecting the environment.
Environmental degeneration, particularly the climatic change, is now
beginning to show its effect, several scientists opined.
The melting of glaciers on the one hand and now the reported weakening
of the Gulf stream in North America on the other, proves the point,
Hence there is an urgent need to have a multidisciplinary approach to
tackle the problem, they added.
For Sujatha, a scientist at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
Hyderabad, the realisation was a driving force. A specialist in
geo-chemistry, she was invited to attended the conference.
Claiming that the conference was a successful event as it brought to
the fore discussions on over a dozen topics, director of NBRI, P
Pushpangadan, hailed the efforts of KJ Ahmad, secretary, ISEB for
organising the event.
Pushpangadan later read out the message of union minister for science
and technology, Kapil Sibal, hailing the event.
For KJ Ahmad, it was more than a complement, as the society of which
he is secretary now, will be completing its 11 years of existence on
The conference, which was earlier expected to be held in Nepal, was
shifted to NBRI here.
Informing this, SB Sahani, the founder of ISEB, reiterated that
conferences like these which highlight major environmental issues,
should be held in developing countries.