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Case Study: Sagir Ahmed, Assam, India

Sagir Ahmed, Assam, India - Naturenomics™ Award

The Naturenomics™ Award was conferred to Sagir Ahmed for his sustainable use of waste coconut shells in Assam. The Award was presented by Robbie Hart, an Assistant Curator at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Shubhendu Sharma: How to grow a tiny forest anywhere

Shubhendu Sharma: How to grow a tiny forest anywhere
Shubhendu Sharma: How to grow a tiny forest anywhere


Richard Belho receiving the NaturenomicsTM Award in 2015

Richard Belho, also known as the ‘Bamboo Architect’ runs Zynorique Initiatives, an architecture rm and organization based in Kohima, Nagaland along with Kezhagwetuo Peseyei that constructs eco-friendly structures and also provides training of employable skills to the youth of Nagaland. His architecture rm started in 2002, and it works towards promotion of sustainable construction and implementation of innovative and ecological architectural concepts.


 ARINDAM DASGUPTA receiving the NaturenomicsTM Award in 2014

Arindam Dasgupta, a graduate from the Institute of Rural Management (Anand) Gujarat, was working as an ocer with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) in Guwahati back in 2005, where he decided to venture into the manufacturing of environment- friendly disposable dinnerware. He always had the dream of beginning a community- based startup for rural India and so he quit his job in EDII and joined a non-governmental organization called ‘Dhriti’, to promote areca nut sheaths and to work on the lines of community welfare.

Banks may chip in to help India increase its forest cover

Banks may chip in to help India increase its forest cover

If the environment ministry has its way, all banks will be asked to join the state and the central governments in their ongoing efforts to increase forest cover in the country. The move will be part of one of the 10 ways, identified by the Centre, to reach India's key climate goal.

TBI Blogs: From Bokakhat to Brooklyn, How Bags Made by Assamese Artisans Are Finding Takers in the US

Women have got basic training in cutting and stitching.

Women in Bokakhat, Assam are teaming up with American designer, Kristine Gottilla to take traditional Assamese arts and crafts to a global audience. This is also helping ensure their economic empowerment. Anjumoni Doley, 20, and Ritumala Singh, slightly older, from Bokakhat, close to the Kaziranga National Park in Assam, were two women living on the margins. They needed to contribute to the household income so that their siblings could go to school and so that there would always food on the table. Both had dropped out of school and college, respectively, to support their families. 

Proposal seeks to build sustainable houses for the earthquake affected in Nepal

Nepal underwent a devastating earthquake on baisakh 12, 2072 that took many lives, injured thousands and left many families homeless. A total of 14 districts were badly hit, including places such as....

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