As per the reports of Central Pollution Control Board, garbage in the city has increased by 17 times since 2000.
Envisaging the burden on landfills way before the authorities started raising concerns on the garbage crisis, the then technician from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Purushothaman came with up a simple solution – to segregate waste – in 1996, and also started tree plantation and rain water harvesting.
Today, from the water he saves through RWH and the manure he generates from composting, Purushothaman plants trees not only in his house but in the entire colony. Thus, inspiring fellow residents to adopt a greener lifestyle. So far, he has saved 60,000 litres of water and planted around thousand of trees.
This is really a great initiative to save the environment and mother earth.