Environment Management Initiative: A unique low-cost model in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Thu, 22 Apr 2021

Environment Management Initiative: A unique low-cost model in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Situation before the initiative

  • Campus of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Technology faced Severe Waste Management problems like those universally felt across urban settlements which negatively affect the environment and public health.
  • Issues like irregularity in collection of waste, No Waste segregation by the students, Littering and piling up of waste leading to growth of harmful bacteria which posed a health risk to all
  • Environment management initiative was introduced in response to this scenario.

 

Environment Management Initiative

  • B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Technology launched an environment management initiative which focussed on implementation of different waste management techniques like recycling of paper, effluent treatment, Solid waste management.
  • It also focussed on rainwater harvesting within the campus with an aim to promote environmental conservation and sensitise the individual towards the needs of environment

 

Outcome

  • Paper recycling plant produces 500 file folders every semester and upholds the Principle of Circular Economy: Reduce, Re-use and Recycle
  • Solid waste management has helped reduce solid waste and converted biodegradable solid waste into organic manure
  • Effluent treatment plant has made 50,000 litres of water available for horticulture and other activities
  • Due to Rainwater harvesting nearly half of the institute campus’ water requirement is being met via this method.
  • Nudge Effect: Clean and hygienic living environment inside the campus has encouraged other students to adopt practices that improve their surroundings for better living

 

Where can this case study be used?

Innovative example for low cost environment conservation model, As a case study to promote Circular Economy across various Institutions, Effective solid waste Management: Converting Waste to Wealth, Example of Nudge Effect.

 

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