NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (NITHM)
SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MoU) WITH ENVIRONMENT
PROTECTION TRAINING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (EPTRI), HYDERABAD.
Shri. (Dr) S Chinnam Reddy, Director, NITHM and Shri Adhar Sinha, IAS, DG, EPTRI
& Special Chief Secretary to Govt., the government of Telangana signed a memorandum
of understanding between NITHM and EPTRI on 26 May 2021 at EPTRI campus,
Hyderabad. Recognizing the mutual importance of training, consultancy, research and
technological cooperation in the area of environmental management in the context of
tourism and hospitality and its allied sectors, both the institutes have imitated the MoU.
Shri Adhar Sinha said that EPTRI works in the area of environmental conservation
and protection, climate change, biodiversity. It endeavours to create awareness among
communities, civil societies, Government Organizations, NGOs and other stakeholders.
Tourism, as one of the fastest-growing industry, provides various benefits while leading
to several negative impacts if it is not managed properly. In this regard, NITHM and
EPTRI can make a joint effort to make tourism more sustainable by reducing the negative
impacts of training, awareness, and environmental impact assessment studies. Further,
Shri Sinha said that NITHM could also be a role model for several sustainable initiatives
at the campus, including lake conservation, miyawaki forest, herbal garden and sewage
treatment plant. The same can be implemented in EPTRI, and it can be a demo project for
Dr Reddy introduced the college to the gathering and explained the aim and
objective of the institutes. Dr Reddy elucidated on the recent projects that he has initiated
in the recent past. He stressed the importance of environmental management in general
and in the context of tourism and hospitality in particular. Tourism being a resource-
hungry industry, depends on the natural and environmental resources, including
biodiversity and other natural features of the destination. In this connection, it is
important to minimize the negative impacts while maximizing the positive ones with a
better understanding of the problems and issues; multidisciplinary research from tourism
and environmental studies is an important aspect for the achievement of the broader goal
of sustainable development.
In view of the above, the MoU is signed to facilitate the exchange of knowledge
and resources through joint training, constancy, research, teaching, internship,
conferences and workshops for the mutual benefit of the institute in general and for the
sustainable future of the planet in particular.