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Greater accountability and initiative is needed

The government should make it affordable to purchase resources such as fuel, electricity, water and identify locally available skilled manpower.
Anand Apte, Managing Director, Goldfinch
 Goldfinch provides services and products in the field of environmental engineering and for solving complex pollution control needs for the industry, community and for infrastructure projects. Having compliance to QMS ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001:2007, MoEF approved Laboratory and QCI-NABET accredited as EIA consultant, GOLDFINCH has a well-developed infrastructure to offer a spectrum of services and products such as:• Analytical services for water, wastewater air pollution,  solid waste, microbiology• Lab scale or pilot scale experiments and treatability study for wastewater treatment• Statutory compliance guidelines for acquiring authorisations or consents• Preparation of DPRs, basic and detailed engineering for industrial wastewater treatment plants and CETPs• Turnkey customised solutions and package plants for industrial wastewater treatment and sewage treatment• Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Clearance• Technical and operation services for wastewater treatment• Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) plants.
Anand Apte, Managing Director, Goldfinch shares his views on the current state of affairs that matter to the industry and the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Initiative will open up the market Make in India campaign prioritises 25 sectors as identified by the Government of India. As sectors like biotechnology, pharmaceutical, automobiles, food processing, leather, textiles and hospitality continue to expand, they will require to meet environmental regulations and compliance. “We expect to see a very large market opening up for our industry, where we specialise in providing customised solutions in environmental engineering, specifically to the industrial sector,” Mr Apte said.
Too much time spent on government dialogueIndian entrepreneurs have the required competence. The Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will have to play a key role by supporting the large industries and upgrading their own infrastructure and resources. However, the SME sector spends lot of non-productive time in meeting with the jargon of taxes and regulations and inspections by government agencies. It seems that the government has realised and trying to take steps towards improving infrastructure, logistics by reorganising the laws to lead to ease of doing business. A right mix of these ingredients can make the campaign successful. Make in India has the potential to generate ample jobs for Indians, especially for locals and eventually generate quality products for Indian as well as export market at competitive price.
Stakeholders must have greater accountabilityMr Apte feels the greatest obstacle would be to break the mindset of all stakeholders such as businesses, investors, skilled manpower, and government officials and others who, over the years have got used to delays and “Chalta Hai” attitude. “Greater accountability and initiative is required by all stakeholders to realise the vision of our Prime Minister. The government should make it affordable to purchase resources such as fuel, electricity, water and identify locally available skilled manpower,” he observed.
Government is working at the right directionGoldfinch hopes that many of the reasonable demands by industry especially the SME sector will be met with an aim to promote Make in India. “The government should plan good incentives for meeting environmental regulations, which in turn will generate more opportunities for our sector,” adds Mr Apte.
Goldfinch is always open to ‘Make in India’“Goldfinch is well-positioned to take up its share of opportunities that will open up through the ‘Make in India’ campaign and we can add value to the initiative with our expertise,” concludes Mr Apte. 

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