One of the biggest challenges facing India right now is solid waste management. Affecting cleanliness, health, sustainable and ecosystems everywhere, solid waste management needs immediate and urgent government intervention but also a revised perspective from we the people.
Diarrhoea, that slightly embarrassing infection we avoid talking about when we suffer from it! We often consider diarrhoea as something not very serious, yet in India it has become the second biggest killer of children under age five. Around the world annually more than 500000 children under five lose their lives due to severe dehydration caused by diarrhoea.
The buzzing of the crowd, vendors ringing their bells, calling out their wares. The intoxicating smell of vada pav overpowered by a baser and horribly unpleasant aroma. Human faeces in clumps on the railway track and flies everywhere. I was at Kurla station to greet a friend. That said, I could be at any long distance railway station in India and it would look and smell the same.
The Rann Utsav, a vibrant annual festival celebrating the cultural heritage of Kutch, is a major tourist attraction. Dhordo, a small village in Bhuj, serves as the gateway for Rann Utsav. As with any event witnessing large numbers of people attending, toilet maintenance became a challenge and they turned to us for a solution.
Our client’s factory in South India manufactures Pharma APIs. Most of the manufactured ingredients are antibiotics and the presence of these residues in the wastewater was adding toxic load to the generic microbial population in the biological unit. They turned to us for a solution to reduce COD levels and stabilize plant performance.
Mr. Rao has a 20-acre aquafarm in Vellore, Andhra Pradesh where he carries out freshwater shrimp farming. He had challenges maintaining water quality, resulting in decreased yield and a direct impact on his profits.
He was referred to us for a solution.
Sarit B Tarafdar, a chicken farmer in Vadodara, needed an effective solution to strengthen immunity and prevent diseases and infections in his Serama Chicken farm. He was especially mindful of the long-term effects of continued antibiotic treatments.
He turned to us for a probiotic solution.
Anand Patil was at his wit’s end. Anand, a cotton farmer in Jalgaon, was experiencing problems with his ratoon cotton crop yield. Square drop just before boll formation was resulting in fewer bolls per plant. Fewer bolls meant lower yield and lower returns.
Frustrated, Anand reached out to us for a solution.
In my previous post, I wrote about the potential of microbes to change the face of the agricultural industry. A critical player in the health of soil ecosystems, microbes are responsible for nitrogen fixation and phosphate solubilisation actions that nourish crops.
Our soil is one of the most prominent reasons that life is possible on this planet. By definition, soil is particulate surface material made up of various minerals as well as organic matter. Soil supports and nourishes plant and animal life by providing it with nutrients.