CDM on small industries' agenda

If the invitation letter was anything to go by, the organizers of the International Conference on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises seemed in dead earnest. The card quoted a World Bank report. "India has 4.5 million small and medium enterprises that contribute 40 per cent of the industrial production but create 70 per cent of the industrial pollution,' it said. An international conference to look into pollution problems of small industrial units naturally raised expectations.

But I had herky-jerky premonitions