• As Indian Industry enters the new millennium efficient environmental management will demand a growing care from all stakeholders.
  • Industries particularly Small and Medium (SMI) can ill afford conventional methods of environmental protection i.e. End-of -Pipe due to lack of technical skill, space, finance and motivation. Further the futility of these measures have well been recognized as they only alter the form of pollutants, and considered at best as only a short term strategy since it assumes that environment has the capacity to take care of residual pollution level.
  • SMIs are under constant pressure from the regulatory bodies to meet the standards set by them.