After observing the unchecked and untreated harmful emissions from a straw paper factory in their community,
a group of students called Nature Bodies Youth Group, decided to try to rid this problem by making the
community and government aware of the ill-effects the factory was posing on the environment. By involving and
informing the local government and community, including arranging visits to polluted water sources,
petitions, awareness campaigns, promoting alternative employment, research and continuous protest, the
factory was closed down with the Coordination of the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board & the
District collector. The workers who lost their jobs started farming and animal rearing jobs. Other industries
are now very careful about the effluents from their factories.
Research was made on the vast amount of waste in the city and how this waste was polluting the local drinking
water. With government support, awareness campaigns, workshops, road shows, petitions and competitions on
clean environment and recycling were organized.
Showing and encouraging the local community how waste can be converted, recycled and useful.
To increase the number of people joining this easy waste management project, we cooperated with the
Government and supporting communities during campaigns and workshops.