Ten years ago, as a mother, whose kids were in their teens, around which time, you are best giving them their freedom and don’t want to be imposing yourself too much on them, I thought of dedicating my time and energies to doing something for my village, Katewadi.
From a very rural village, it was transformed to an Eco-Village through thrust on Sanitation and health, promotion of community lifestock management, solid waste management, sewage treatment by Green Bridge technology, energy conservation through biogas power generation and solar street lighting systems. We won several accoladesthat include SANT GADGEBABA SWACHATHA ABHIYAN AWARD, CYBER GRAM, NIRMAL GRAM AWARD received from Hon. President of India and acknowledgement from SACOSAN summit, SAARC.
It is time we all need to do our bit to help save our Environment. The scales at which changes are required by one and all is humungous and it will require a mindset change, financial contributions and political will. India’s rich traditions and our rural folks which are more in tune with the environment will play a big role in this change required.
I am of the firm opinion that rural transformation can be done through awareness and education alone and hence our emphasis on educating students as they propagate learnings amongst their families.Thus the core reasons behind the Environmental Forum of India has been to spread Awareness and Education about the Environment amongst the different cross sections of society and sustainable development.