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Corporate Responsibility for Environmental Protection in Tanneries

The high BOD from distilleries has been a cause of major environmental concern over the years. They have also been covered under the Corporate Responsibility for Environmental Protection 2003, in India, wherein it has been provided that a system...

Biocompost pits in schools

To create eco-awareness among students, Siruthuli, an organisation that works for the revival of water bodies in Coimbatore and promoting a clean city, has formed Siruthuli Eco Forum in 24 schools in the city of Coimbatore. The students of National...

Exporting Human Hair

Human hair export is a Rs 200 crore business in India today. Of this, Gupta Enterprises, Chennai alone accounts for Rs 44 crore a year. “Hair that’s thrown out is waste, hair that is collected is money,” says Gupta.The waste hair...

Vermicomposting

Mrudula Saptarshi of Mumbai, “vermigoldinternational.com”  was a crusader for separation of garbage at the household level. Segregation  into wet/organic (kitchen) and dry/synthetic waste (plastic, glass, paper, metal).  She began...

Kalmanthai slum

In urban slum areas without proper waste disposal and rubbish collection systems the build up of household waste is a huge problem. One of WaterAid’s projects in India has found a novel approach to tackle this dilemma and generate income....

Wealth from Kitchen Waste

Poonam Kasturi calls herself Compost Wali. On a unique mission, she wants ordinary Indians to feel empowered, make a ‘clean’ difference to the society, by converting waste into useful compost in a simple and cost effective manner. Her...

Material Exchange

Success stories-Material exchange At a small coastal Industrial zone Kalundborg near Copenhagan an exemplary material exchange is being practiced. The exchange involves a 1500M.W. Power plant,(Asuaes Power Station),a 3.2 million metric tones...

Myrada Krishi Vigyan Kendra

The main objective of technology based agriculture must be to reduce the input costs for small and marginal farmers and at the same time increase the yield. Agriculture scientists would like the farmers to realise that reduction of chemical...

Fly ash reuse

New Delhi’s Jitendra Pareek  invested Rs 3 lakh to set up Eco Vision Industries, which uses over 26 tonnes of fly ash a day to produce fly ash bricks.The daily turnover was reported as 25000 Rs. Although expensive than baked clay bricks,...

Status of Pollution Control in Tanneries of Uttar Pradesh

Status of Pollution Control in Tanneries of Uttar Pradesh As on July 2016 The Central Pollution Control Board has presented a document on the status of Seriously Polluting Industries in U.P., before the Honourable National Green Tribunal on...