Abstract: Many countries have begun to take initiatives to adopt cleaner production in order to curb pollution and some successes have been achieved. India has been largely an agricultural economy and it has only since early eighties that the industrial sector has almost become at similarity with agriculture. Cleaner Production is an attractive method to challenge environmental problems associated with industrial production and poor material efficiency. Cleaner production (C.P.) provides an important framework for understanding relationship between environment and industrial economy in present industrial system. It also opens up new way of thinking about the evolution of our industrial system in a manner that will help industries, environment, society and thereby human being.

Keywords: Cleaner production (C.P.), Environmental Protection, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).