IPAMA installs 20 KW solar power plant at its administrative building

Eco-friendly step to save electricity

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The Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA), which is known for organizing the Printpack India exhibition in the country on graphic arts industry, has initiated an eco-friendly step for saving electricity which is being generated through fossil resources. Well,you can also see this because the association has installed a 20 KW solar system photo-voltaic power plant in its administrative office in Noida, Delhi/NCR. You can check here to view more solar services or you can also click this site to know more about solar installation.

Solar energy has become the world’s fastest growing source of power. India is the world’s fourth largest carbon emitter in which power sector is a significant contributor. However, in recent years, India has made strides in the field of renewable energy. Clean and sustainable power is a need of the day. In India, majority of the current electricity supply is generated from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, but these traditional energy sources face several challenges, including rising prices, security concerns, over-dependence on imports, etc. It also involves climate change risks associated with power generation using fossil fuels. Keeping these several factors in view, the central and state governments are supporting the development of alternative energy sources and new technologies.

The excess electricity generated by the solar plant installed in IPAMA premises will be supplied to the state government as per the norms. IPAMA says that although its motivations for going solar are economic, there are many positive sides of using solar energy. It believes that solar energy is eco-friendly, allows optimum utilization of land and, most importantly, it is better for the nation as it reduces dependency on other countries for fuel.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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