Published 7 January 2011
Environment , India , Politics & Policy , Service
Tags: corruption, garbage, Kivar, Kivar Environ, Pondicherry, Puducherry, Raj Bhavan, Shuddham, solid waste management, trash, waste, waste management
Shuddham, the remarkable volunteer-run NGO doing solid waste management in the heart of Pondicherry’s French Colonial district, has ceased operations, effective 1 January 2011. After eight years of going door-to-door, teaching households and businesses the importance of segregating waste streams into compostables and recyclables at the source – and slowly building compliance to an astonishing 80% among households – Shuddham has fallen victim to the incessant corruption of local officials and the negligence and callous indifference with which the government performs its obligations to the public.
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Published 5 March 2008
Environment , Friends , India , Politics & Policy , Science & Technology , Service
Tags: alternative energy, Auroville, conference, development, ecology, economy, GIS, green, greening, Hemant Lamba, policy, Pondicherry, Pondicherry University, Poya Moli, Poya molli, Prashant Hideo, Probir Banerjee, Shuddham, solid waste, solid waste management
Last weekend, Shuddham participated in the National Workshop on Environmental Policy Integration for Greening the Indian Economy at Pondicherry University. We were asked to present a paper and give a presentation on approaches to policy development for solid waste management, based on the Shuddham experience.
Continue reading ‘Greening the Indian Economy. ZZZZzzzz.’