CP Case Study: Cleaner Production in an Agricultural Industry

S P. Sharma, G H. Ban


Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy. Up
to 70% of the population is engaged in farm sector directly
or indirectly. Growing Indian population needs sufficient farm
product. During the Green Revolution, achieving high crop yields
at any cost was the ultimate goal. The emphasis now is on
sustainable agriculture-increasing yields without harming the
environment at low cost. In the last half of the 20th century,
there has been a growing worldwide movement among government
and industry to change the way industry interact with
the environment. Cleaner production is outcome this progress.
Cleaner production is a way of looking at what causes waste and
then figuring out the best way to reduce the pollution before it
is created. Applying CP tools to the industry is really worth?

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