Odisha Science & Technology Minister attends Conclave on ‘Circular Economy’

Bhubaneswar: Ashok Chandra Panda, Science & Technology, SSEPD and PE, Odisha is on tour to Adeliaide, Australia during this week to attend a conclave on ‘Circular Economy’. The conclave aims at eliminating waste by reuse, sharing, repair and recycling. As part of the training programme he has visited ‘Peats-soil and garden supplies’ which has pioneered improved value and quality of agricultural produce by applying soil improvement products. He has also visited RPA-Recycling Plastic Australia-which recycles plastic in a sustainable, ethical and verifiable manner.
Minister Sri Panda has also visited APR-Advanced Plastic Recycling-which makes heavy and hard timber alternatives by mixing waste plastic and waste wood byproducts. These timber alternatives can even be used to lay railway trades. Sri Panda has also met Hon’ble Minister for environment and water in South Australia Mr. David Speirs and apprised him on the requirement and scope of circular economy in the field of renewable energy in Odisha, particularly, Roof top Solar in the aftermath of the devastating cyclone ‘FANI’ which struck Odisha last year.