ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES

Circular economy challenges the linear take, make and dispose model of industrial production, seeking to decouple economic growth from resource use. Unlike advanced economies where the circular economy is seen as a new model emerging sometime in the early 1970s, circularity is already a familiar concept and practice in India. Culturally, Indians are inclined towards need-based consumption, with an ingrained sense of responsibility, avoiding waste and propagating respect for life. Empowering Entrepreneurial Space to Go Green and Become Inclusive.

GRASSROOTS INITIATIVE


Prerak, a social development organisation based in Chhattisgarh, with its efforts, promotes agricultural practices amongst the local people through adopting techniques like System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and organic farming. It aims to increase yield and improve soil conditions in the Gariaband district. The objectives of this initiative are to organise farmers into a collective, and introduce technical interventions in terms of SRI and soil and moisture conservation measures, which would increase their yield and maintain their farm conditions.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN INDIA

EVENT

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is hosting the 2018 Sustainable Buildings R & D Summit on Innovations for the Built Environment, from March 8 to 10, 2018, at Bengaluru, India.