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Training on “Planning of Sustainable Industrial Parks”

July 16-17, 2015; Mumbai, Maharashtra

A training programme on “Planning of Green Industrial Parks” was organised on 16-17 July 2015 by at IL&FS Academy of Applied Deevelopment, Mumbai with techncialsupport from GIZ’s consultants to develop the skills of the participants on the topic using the standardised training material. The key resource person for the trainng was GIZ’s consutlant Mr. Jochen Rabe, Group Director-Cities, BuroHappold Engineering, Germany and Mr Dinesh Gangadharan, Vice President, IL&FS Cluster Development Initiative Limited. The training programme was attended by 11 participants from organisations such as industrial develpoment coroporations (TSIIC), polluction control boards (APPCB) and training/research organisations (IGIAT and CSE).

The training programme was conceived based on the learnings from the pilot activities undertaken under the Indo-German Environment Partnership (IGEP) Programme of the Indo German Development Cooperation, for integration of environmental considerations into site master planning of industrial parks.

The training programme was divided into two days. The key contents of each day were:

  • Day 1: Introduction to the training and concepts
  • Day 2: Master planning and integration of sustainability criteria

The entire training programme was based upon interactive sessions and informative games. For this purpose, all the quality parameters of an industrial park were represented on 250 coloured coded cards which had icon of the quality parameter at the front while description on the reverse. The training began with an icebreaker round wherein each participant rolled a dice to choose its focus area and then picked an icon from the category to discuss about it. The icebreaker session was followed by presentations on concept of green industrial park and a sustainable industrial district, and how these concepts could be applied in an Indian context. Post the teaching session was the gaming session wherein the participants had to select 10 quality parameters out of 250 and then discuss their relevance and synergies.  

As an outcome of the training programme, the participants of the training could apply different quality parameters viz. process-, innovation-, economic-, environment-, technical- and social quality while planning an industrial park. Another important result of the training was that the training providers are keen to take this training ahead as a standardized course on a self-sustaining business model.

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