PUNARAVARTAN : A campaign to collect and recycle clay after Ganesh Utsav

PUNARAVARTAN collects 13.5 tons of clay sludge after Ganesh idol immersions In the fourth year of the campaign, the Punaravartan campaign network of organisations and individuals collected 13.5 tonnes of clay sludge in Pune city alone. This figure is complemented by collections upto approximately 5 tons in several other cities including Pimpri Chinchwad, Thane, Nasik, […]

Organic farming at Dantewada: A silver-lining in the rich land of poor people

Dantewada, the land of the regional deity Maa Danteshawari, is a perfect example of rich land, poor people. The district contains iron ores that are of the best quality in the continent generating large revenue yet the number of people below the poverty is much higher than the National average and the number of malnourished […]

“Kurladunguri”- The transformation from A Bald Hill Into a Lush Green Forest

“Kurladunduri” The transformation from A Bald Hill Into a Lush Green Forest “Community are the Best Manager of Forest Resources” once again proved by the Sagarpali VSS. The VSS falls under the administrative jurisdiction of the Ujalpur Forest Range of Sundargarh Forest Division in Odisha State. Sagarpali, which is yet to receive the long-claimed revenue […]

Girdalpara hydropower plant: converting skepticism into firm belief

Pardeshi ram markami, a resident of Girdalpara village of Sukma, used to take up crops only during rainy season. In other times of the year he and his family barely earn the square meal from collection of forest produce and other nominal works. They didn’t even have enough money to fulfill basic needs. But all […]

An ingenious approach to save a dying river

Kerala’s Binu Punchakkari is single-handedly fighting to save Vellayani Lake from plastic waste. The lake is the primary source of drinking water for at least five panchayats, yet no one showed interest in protecting it. Besides plastic, “there is also food waste, diapers, and every other waste one can imagine. People do not realise that the […]

15-year-old on a mission to save Godavari river

Realising at a very young age that water bodies in India require attention, a 15-year-old NRI girl has set a goal to contribute her time and energy in reducing water pollution in Godavari river. With her family’s support, Umasri Pujyam has been working towards her goal at her native village, Ponnamanda, in Razole of Ambedkar […]

Stubble burning turned profitable

The stubble left after harvesting a farm is usually burned or removed from the place by investing more effort and money. But not many farmers are aware that it can also be a source of additional income. Pune-based BiofuelCircle — founded by Suhas Baxi and Ashwin Save in June 2020 — is an online marketplace […]

A 63-years old gives new life to a lake

At 60, many citizens would be content to slip into a peaceful retired life, pottering around the house, surrounded by grandchildren. Not so 63-year-old Revathi Kamath, a resident of Bannerghatta Road in Bengaluru South, who has been busy giving a new lease of life to the 28-acre Somanahalli Lake along Kanakapura Road. Revathi, a homemaker, […]