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South Asian Development NewsAug 30, 2015
Vettiver Sarees

Launching the saree made of vettiver recently, Selima Ahmad, president, Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and ...

 
Approval for176 Eco Sensitive Zones

Currently, 156 proposals for declaration of eco-sensitive zones are under scrutiny and 113 are under process ...

Micro Finance Institution Turns Into Bank

The country's youngest lender Bandhan Bank kicked off operations on Sunday with a loan book ...

 
The Voice Behind Red Door

Reshma Valliappan is a 35-year-old advocate and spokesperson on mental health who has refused to conform ...

Street Clinics for the Poor

Delhi government plans to open 1,000 Street Clinics with basic diagnostics in poor neighbourhoods in outlying ...

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Making Classrooms from Old Scrapped Buses
Maharashtra government has decided to convert its scrapped state transport buses into schools for the children residing in the remote areas of the country.


The Man Who Lives a Completely Plastic Free Life
Bhim Rawat from Delhi has found a brilliant path. He has been living a plastic free life since the past 10 years. Bhim Rawat lives in Narela, Delhi and his life does not involve the use of plastic at all. From cutlery to furnishing, everything in his house is eco-friendly. He is 32-year-old and he has been living this way since 10 years now.

He uses neem twigs for a toothbrush and the paintings in his house are made of floral dyes. Food at his place is served on leaf or steel plates.

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From powdered rock salt, stainless steel buckets and mugs, to cloth bags, bamboo cups, and rugs made from old gunny bags - he has an eco-friendly alternative for all things plastic. For his wedding, Bhim Rawat used calendars to make invitations and gave cloth bags as return gifts to his guests. He was a teacher and got inspired to take this path while teaching children about the issue. “When I first started working for the environment, I researched a lot and found that we are the ones destroying our home and killing wildlife. I realised that our lives can go on perfectly without plastic. So why not do so?” he told Hindustan Times. He now works with an NGO in Shalimar Bagh. He is also working on finding a way to compost toilet waste. Kudos to the man for his determination!

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On A Mission to Reduce and Reuse Wasted Food
In a school with less than 1,000 students, the daily food waste was about 10 to 12 kilos. There are 300 schools in and around Coimbatore city so the food wasted is about 9 lakh kilos a year


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