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Kick Off Meeting for “Best Available Techniques Reference Document for Textile Sector” of Gujarat

January 16-17, 2017, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Under cooperation between the Gujarat Pollution Control Board, the German Federal Environment Agency [Umweltbundesamt (UBA)] and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which had an overall objective of promotion of Best Available Techniques (BAT).

Official kick-off meeting for preparation of reference document for textile sector. TWG meeting was conducted in presence of TWG members including Ms. Brigitte Zietlow and Ms. Almut Reichart, UBA, GPCB core group, GCPC (Author), GIZ and TWG representatives from industries, association, GPCB regional offices, Academicians, Textile chemical manufacturers, textile machinery manufacturer and NGOs.

The objective of kick-off meeting was to discuss and get inputs of TWG members on wishlist for scope, structure and content of BREF document as well as questionnaire developed for information collection from textile industries.

Action plan for further process is also finalised, also the official online information exchange portal named BREF Information System (BIS) is launched for information exchange between TWG members for the process. The process for preparation of BREF document for textile sector of Gujarat is initiated.