Plastic Free Ramgarh: a youth initiative
On 11th April, 2019, a group of enthusiastic youth from the Revolutionary Youth Club pledged to turn their society into the first plastic free society of Ramgarh district in Jharkhand. Thereafter, within the duration of one month, the youth (mostly students from age group of 15 to 25 years) collected every single-use plastic from public places such as playgrounds, markets, and main roads, among others.
With a view to spurring inclusive growth in its villages, the State Government of Telangana had implemented the Palle Pragathi Special Programme from 6th September to 5th October, 2019. During the 30 day period, districts across the state set up plant nurseries, cremation grounds and dump yards, among others to improve greenery and cleanliness of the villages.
- Solid and Liquid Waste Management, Sustainability
During the fourth visit of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) team to the water stressed Perumbalur district in Tamil Nadu, they noticed that the whole area was green with water visible everywhere. Further, Executive Engineer, Tamil Nadu Watershed Development Agency (TAWDEVA) indicated that overall there was a 3 meter increase in ground water levels in the State.