A seminar on Green Chemistry was organised by Department of Chemistry, Arya Vidyapeeth College on June 28. Dr BK Das, Prof in Chemistry, Gauhati University delivered a popular talk on the recent developments in this new upcoming subject. He described the application of Green Chemistry in industrial and research areas that could help mankind to use renewable bi-products and non-volatile substances which will give an alternative source such as bio-diesel, bio-gas, non-hazardous solvent that will reduce pollution from our environment, stated a press release.

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