Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry jointly with Government of Uttar Pradesh, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, Natural Disaster Management Authority and Chemical &Industrial Disaster Management Board together organised a 3-days seminar on ‘Industrial Safety and Emergency Preparedness’ on June 19, 2018 in Lucknow.
During the program, UP’s governor Ram Naik, UP’s Minister of Industrial Development, Satish Mahana, Commissioner, Infrastructure and Industrial Development Department, Anup Chandra Pandey, Deputy Secretary General of FICCI, Nirakar Saxena and UP’s Chief Secretary Rajive Kumar were present.
The seminar witnessed participation of over 300 industry delegates throughout India from various sectors including Oil & Gas, Petroleum etc. along with key stakeholders from the government. A technical session was conducted which focused on various important issues related to prevention, preparedness, mitigation and best practices for ensuring safety in chemical, Petro-chemicals, Natural gas and Petroleum Industries.
A large number of experts, regulators and delegates from concerned government departments, agencies and industrial sectors actively participated in the seminar. Officials said that the seminar will provide opportunity of hands on training & capacity development of on-site and off-site responders, medics, paramedics during emergencies.
Ram Naik said, ‘Uttar Pradesh is one of the largest state in India. It is important that small industries also get hands on training like the heavy industry. It is said that prevention is better than cure and this is the reason why this conference is important as it will prove to be very beneficial for the awareness of industrial safety among people.”
Mahana said, “Before setting up an industry, it is more important that how we plan, make policies and create funds for disaster management. The government can give directions but society has to work on it. People lose everything within seconds due to lack of proper training, so it is necessary that workers are made aware of industrial security and emergency preparedness.”
Anup Chandra Pandey said, “For every industrial safety four pillars are very important- the legal framework, protocols, resources and most important thing is to have participation of people. Following safety measures is important and everyone should follow it.”
Nirankar Saxena said that industrial disaster is a major concern for everyone. Chief Secretary UP Rajive Kumar said that industry security is an important issue on which government must take a stand because we are also a part of it. “We need to provide training to the small industries along with large industries”, he added
Date: July 5, 2018