NEW DELHI: Shri Anand Sharma, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, is scheduled to launch the Eco-Products International Fair (EPIF) 2011, here on 14th July. EPIF-2011, seventh in the series is scheduled to be organized in India during 3rd to 6th March, 2011 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi with a parallel international conference on the theme "Green Productivity for Sustainable Environment". EPIF is the largest environmental fair in Asia and showcases the most advanced environmental friendly technologies, products & services that enhance sustainable productivity and competitiveness. The Fair is being jointly organized by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry; Asian Productivity Organisation (APO); and National Productivity Council (NPC).
The objective of the Fair is – to create awareness and involve the public in creating a better environment through the use of eco products and eco services; to provide the platform for international and Indian companies to share knowledge and experience regarding latest eco technologies; to provide a marketing venue to showcase the latest eco technologies & eco products to Government, Industries and the Public; to provide a business platform for buyers and sellers to meet and explore business collaborations; accelerate eco-knowledge and expansions of green market in India.
Manufacturers from various sectors are expected to showcase their products and services that reduce the environmental burden and enhance sustainable productivity. Visitors are expected from wide range of disciplines from Industry, associations, professionals from various disciplines, government agencies, academics, general public and students.
The EPIF 2011 is expected to provide sales opportunities with global eco-product producers and potential ideas for innovative green entrepreneurs; benefit society to get awareness and knowledge to identify and use eco products/services in day to day life; help government in devising/formulating schemes and policies to promote use of clean and green technologies; encourage greening the supply chain and public procurement activities and enhance the acceptance of eco-product alternatives in industry to meet environmental goals like reducing carbon and water foot print and create a sustainable growth path and helps India to meet voluntary or binding emissions reduction, and other millennium development goals.
The hosting of EPIF 2011 will provide a window to Indian companies to promote their products, and encourage other companies to enter into the increasing market of this segment.