At the 5th edition of Global Exhibition on Services (GES), , that was held on Bangalore Palace Grounds from November 26th-28th, Ecoparadigm Pvt. Ltd. made its presence as part of the discussion on the Environmental Services Industry. Mr.Pravinjith KP, Managing Director, Ecoparadigm was part of the panel discussion that discussed ‘India’s Edge as a Global Environmental Services Provider’ The panel also included Mr. Masood Malik, Joint managing director Ramky Enviro Engineers; Mr. Natarajan Sampath Kumar, Director, Tide Technocrats and Dr. Harshvardhan Modak, Member Executive Committee, National Solid Waste Association of India.
Mr. Pravinjith described Ecoparadigm’s 13-year-old journey to the present where it is one of the top environmental companies with its foray into waste-water treatment, solid waste management and rain water harvesting as a consultant and also implementation. The company has executed projects overseas too in countries like Kenya, Qatar, Nepal and even North Korea. The company has achieved laurels at the national level when they won the National Water Award instituted by Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, for the year 2018 under the best Resident Welfare Association (RWA) category. Pravinjith, however, gave a warning signal to India regarding its own Environmental Performance Index which is at a not so flattering 177th position in a study conducted by the Yale University. An interesting pointhe mentioned was that India was a microcosm of the world with terrains varying from the Himalayan mountains, deserts and plains thereby and hence we have environmental problems as well as solutions for any topography. Hence, the coming years promises to be a great opportunity for environmental engineering and services companies in India, be it executing new projects, O & M, services and consulting.
The esteemed panellists also discussed the following issues:
- What are India’s offerings and strengths as a global environmental service provider?
- How trade in environmental services can help in addressing today’s environmental challenges, such as mitigation of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions and cleaning of waste water in India?
- With start-ups, innovation and technology, can India become a global environmental services provider?
- Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan and other success stories from India
The event was organised by the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, in partnership with Services Export Promotion Council. Earlier in the month on 5th November 2019, a curtain raiser was launched by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry & Railways, Piyush Goyal in New Delhi. Ever since the first edition that was held in 2015 in New Delhi, the GES is now considered a global platform for increasing trade in services, enhancing strategic cooperation and strengthening multilateral relationships between stakeholders from India and overseas.