National Institute of Environment and Hazardous Materials Management lands up in Bangalore

National Institute of Environment and Hazardous Materials Management lands up in Bangalore

Bangalore will soon be home to the National Institute of Environment and Hazardous Materials Management. It was inaugurated at a two-day national seminar here on Monday by M.V. Rajashekaran. Union Minister of State for Planning and Member Planning Commission.

In an interim arrangement, the institute will function on the Bangalore Institute of Technology (BIT) campus until a campus is identified and infrastructure is in place.

Mr. Rajashekaran said opening the institute “is a timely step to minimize impairment to human health by providing a professional credential that can be recognized globally.”

Speaking to The Hindu, Viswanath R., president Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (ACHMM)-India Chapter, said:. “We will begin with a certificate course and will work towards degree courses in training personnel in handling, identification and risk analysis of hazardous material,”

Representatives of the Union Government, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and corporate representatives present at the conference, expressed their interest in supporting the institute, he said. The conference on “Hazardous Materials Management” was organised by the ACHMM, the KSPCB and the BIT.