Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2019-20

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Date: 29th November, 2019
Time: 2:30 p.m.- 6:30.p.m.
Venue: Devloli Gram Sabha
Organised by: PHCASC NSS Unit

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is inspired by transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge to help build the architecture of an Inclusive India. The NSS Unit of Pillai HOC College of Arts, science and Commerce, Rasayani had an active participation in Anti-Plastic Campaign under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. The anti-plastic campaign has been formulated to build the capacity of Devloli communities about the various effects of plastic waste on their ecosystem. This project was developed due to the acclimatized usage and habitual inappropriate disposal of polythene bags and other plastic items by community dwellers in Devloli communities in and around.

Despite the sensitivity of the ecosystem Devloli and its inhabitants find themselves in, inappropriate waste disposal is a habit of the community. Upon visiting the village, plastic waste, especially used polythene bags, were found in and around houses in the community. The anti-plastic campaign and community capacity building event brought together 30 volunteers – a mix up of students (youth) and adults who have interest in environmental advocacy. At 2:30 p.m., volunteers gathered at the Devloli Gram Sabha where they were educated on the ecological function of ecosystems and environment.

At this point, volunteers were equipped with all the knowledge they had spoken against the excessive use of plastics and proper disposal of its resulting waste.

NSS Unit of Pillai HOC College of Arts, Science and Commerce concerns:

  • The community has one open dustbin and which is not being emptied frequently. During our campaign, the dustbin was full – open to flies and other insects – and about 50 meters away from the shore.
  • Most adults in the community mentioned that the government should ban the production and importation of unnecessary plastic products.
  • Gari sellers and most women also pleaded that we provide them with jute bags which will serve as market and shopping bags for them in place of the polythene