Keep India Beautiful

india-bfulIntroduction

Our mission is to establish a sustainable trash collection, containing and disposal system involving residents, students, businesses and government in India. Motivate the community to keep their neighborhoods, villages and cities clean and disease free and be proud of it.

We have come up with a plan systematically sort, collect, contain and dispose of trash.
Mobilize a team of students and local people to do an initial clean up.
Show them how to have an ongoing cleaning program managed at various levels.
Get government authorities to provide strong and secure trash containers and waste removal program
Provide ideas for proper trash sorting, composting, recycling and containing non-perishable trash in landfills. We have a 35 page project plan ready Find this report here.
This will be tackled using a website touching every village, city and State and similar mobile app documenting location of trash with date, photos, GPS location (heatmap) on an interactive map putting pressure challenging them to keep their area always clean.

Challenges

  • Reaching out to every school, Panchayat, Municipality and City Corporations in India to join the initiative and take action in a timely way.
  • Funding to provide initial supplies like trash pickers, trash bags, gloves and trash containers.
  • Train local mentors and volunteers and run weekly campaigns and report progress
  • Creating a social capital building (points and awards) system based on their volunteer services.
  • Indian language editing support for Android App

Progress

Website in progress – need help with content and points (social capital) system
Mobile Apps – in progress, will need User Interface.

Links to Reports

Detailed document on KIB
KIB Powerpoint Presentation

Contacts:
Thomas Vellaringattu tomvell@gmail.com Ph: 516 655 4317 San Jose, CA
Siby George (India) sibyvell@gmail.com Ph 94470 43430

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