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  • World Environment Day 2019 Celebrated through Exhibition on Eco-friendly Products

    Published on June 8, 2019

    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2019, World Trade Center Mumbai organised a two-day exhibition showcasing eco-friendly products at the World Trade Center Mumbai from June 6-7, 2019. Twenty-three entreprises displayed products by women entrepreneurs who are underprivileged, rehabilitated from social crimes, tribals and self help groups. The products included compostable bags; solar-powered lamps; healthy and organic food items; prototype sustainability app for solutions in water, wastewater, waste handling and energy sector; natural and handmade toiletries; fabric and handmade jewellery; chemical-free items for festivities; air purifier plants and eco-friendly crockery. Dr. Harshdeep Kamble  (IAS) Development Commissioner (Industries) Directorate of Industries, Government of Maharashtra visited the exhibition pledging his support to the cause of eco-friendly sustainable environment for all. Also present was Ms. Rupa Naik, Senior Director, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai, a key functionary of the Center.

    Dr. Kamble said, “Maharashtra was the first government to introduce a dedicated industrial policy for women-owned enterprises. We are creating awareness on this policy by organising programmes and training session on capacity building, certification, compliance, business planning, sales strategy, data protection and data security measures.”

    Ms. Naik said, “Having successfully organised Earth Day on April 22, 2019, World Environment Day was celebrated here at the World Trade Center Mumbai. It was a unique initiative to promote small businesses in eco-friendly products, which provided them a platform to reach out to local markets. Such initiatives will be taken up on a regular basis to showcase the products and services of women entrepreneurs, startups, innovators, self help groups, non-government organisations and social enterprises, which have a huge impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is through such exposure that World Trade Center Mumbai proposes to map the impact of such enterprises by continuously engaging them on product development, marketing and branding procedures.”

    Ms. Naik further added,” World Trade Center Mumbai has taken up several initiatives to create awareness on eco-friendly sustainable practices such as rooftop solar paneling, e-waste bins, composting machine, pet bottle crusher machine, green design for maximum use of natural light and energy efficient lighting design.”