The ragpicker with a social cause

Karat, Jabir and Abhijith, Ramya (2018) The ragpicker with a social cause. In: COMAD, 11-12 April 2018, Kochi.


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    Green Worms is a social enterprise on a mission to sustainably and scientifically tackle solid waste menace in the world. We envision a world free of solid waste. Jabir Karat, a post graduate in History from Delhi University lives in Thamarassery. He chose his career in waste management even though it was not his subject. On completion of his studies, he was offered the meritorious Gandhi Fellowship. He opted to work at the Andheri Slum in Mumbai and there the concept of garbage processing struck him. He also found an entrepreneur who transforms garbage into compost in TV show ‘ Satyamev Jayate’ produced by Aamir Khan. The show discusses and provides possible solutions to address social issues in India. He realized that waste is a misplaced resource. Later on he underwent training with the Environmental Protection and Service Organization led by Vellore Srinivasan near Coimbatore. Back home, he failed in establishing his new ideas. People of Thamarassery agreed to everything but were reluctant to pay nominal fees for the waste management services offered. It was easier to throw away.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kozhikode
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2018 04:41
    Last Modified: 05 Jul 2018 04:41

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