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14 July 2010

The government will bring about a new `National Manufacturing Policy', integrating environmental issues into growth objectives and thereby decoupling economic growth and environmental degradation.

The government has already initiated eight national missions and many critical initiatives to fulfill its national and international obligations, by encouraging adoption of green and clean technologies, promotion of green purchasing network and to incentivise adoption, RP Singh, secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, said.

He was delivering the welcome address at the announcement of the Eco Products International Fair (EPIF) - 2011, the largest such fair to be held in New Delhi.

The fair is scheduled to be held from 3 to 6 March 2011 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

"As a developing nation, we are learning to recognise the difficulties and efforts required to operationalise the meaning and content of sustainable development," he said.

The function was also attended by Shigeo Takenaka, secretary-general of the Asian Productivity Organisation; Takashi Yamagishi, chairman of APO preparatory committee EPIF-2011, N C Vasudevan, director-general of National Productivity Council (NPC) apart from senior officials from the commerce and industry ministry.

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