One of the challenges facing the planet today is food security. And with our population slated to touch 10 billion not too far into the future, this will become an even bigger challenge. We need alternative farming innovations to become mainstream.
The first five years of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan have been very successful with India attaining ODF status. Now the time has come to go beyond and make sanitation the viable economic and livelihoods opportunity it can be.
Keeping washrooms, especially public washrooms, clean is not just about hygiene but equally about odour elimination. And the best solutions for this can be found in nature, not in a chemistry lab.
Visiting a public washroom is often something we put off unless desperate. And it is not just because of the lack of hygiene. The odours from public washrooms are often just as off-putting.
Avocados are supertasty and superhealthy. But growing avocados is superhard. They need a lot of water and they’re prone to a lot of diseases and pest infestations. If you want healthy avocados, you need a solution that will help avocados grow naturally.
Winters are when you change your skin care routine and your diet to make sure the weather doesn’t get you down. But your septic tank too needs a winter care routine to make sure it can continue to function efficiently and effectively.
Wastewater treatment is essential not only to ensure that our groundwater sources are protected from contamination but also to ensure that scarce freshwater can be used for essential purposes only. And one big and often unheralded aspect of wastewater treatment is odour control.
The water crises that we saw across Maharashtra and Chennai earlier this year are an ominous portent for India. With reports stating more than 100 million people losing access to safe water soon, India needs to take drastic steps to preserve her freshwater sources.
We are at the point where saving the earth literally means saving the earth. We need to look at how we’ve mistreated our soil and nurture it back to the stage where it can continue to sustain life on Earth for us and our future generations.
5 years in, India’s Swachh Bharat Mission has succeeded in its ambitious goal of making India ODF. However, much still needs to be done before we can declare the project an unqualified success on all fronts.