IDA (East Zone) organized a Regional Workshop

IDA (EAST ZONE) conducted one day Regional Workshop on “Efficient O & M of Boilers and Energy Conservation” in association with National Productivity Council, Kolkata, under the aegis of Central Boiler Board (Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India) at the NDDB premises, Kolkata on January 18, 2020. In all, 36 participants joined at the Workshop.

Inaugural address was delivered by Mr. S. Mallik, Regional Director, NPC, Kolkata. During the speech, he stressed the need of appropriate operation of boiler and its proper maintenance. He also highlighted the need of energy conservation. Welcome address was given by Dr. D.C. Sen, Vice-Chairman, IDA (EZ). Dr. Sen heartily welcomed all the participants particularly, those who came from distant places like Barauni, Gaya, Nalanda, Patna, Ranchi, Samastipur, Bankura, Karimpur, Medinipur, Diamond Harbour, etc. He thanked Mr. Sudhir Kumar Singh, Chairman, IDA (EZ) for his keen interest in this program and extending all help for making it successful. Due to pre-occupation, he could not be present at the Workshop.

In view of the current scenario of Indian dairy industry, Dr. Sen emphasized the need for conducting more such Workshops throughout the country. This will help Dairy Engineers, Technologist and Boiler Operators to update their knowledge which will be useful for their routine dairy operations. University and college teachers can also upgrade their knowledge through this Workshop. Dr. B.S. Beniwal, Dean, SGIDT, Patna, was the Guest of Honor. Dr. Beniwal shared some of his experiences on the subject while he was General Manager at Delhi Milk Scheme.

Three technical sessions were held during the one day Workshop. Thereafter, an open house interaction and knowledge sharing process were held with participants followed by presentation of certificates to the participant.

In the valedictory function, Mr. Ashok Ghosh and Mr. P.V. Reddy, two very experienced dairy technologists gave some constructive suggestions for further improvement of the course module. Help rendered by the office bearers of NDDB, Kolkata for conducting the Workshop was thankfully acknowledged.