The generation & accumulation of Garbage has become a new headache associated with modern civilization,population explosion, coupled with change in life style leads to increased generation of solid wastes in urban as well as rural areas of the country. The system of volume reduction of garbage using compactor machines has been a solution for time being, for low-lying land fill areas. But this unsystematic & unscientific methods only create uncontrolled dumps where a mixture of domestic, commercial, industrial and medical wastes are ‘thrown away’ leading to health hazards, environmental damages; apart from creating air pollution, ground water contamination & soil contamination, open dumping of wastes generally becomes breeding ground for various dreadful diseases causing pathogens and vectors, particularly in the vicinity of the disposal sites. Thus scientific disposal of solid waste is needed to make a sustainable future with healthy and hygienic environment.
Working for a Cleaner and Greener Society.
If you have the zeal to fight for the cause of Green Environment , this is the
perfect platform for you—-your products creation from any sort of wastes can be displayed / sold at
this ZERO waste Museum; even you can volunteer yourself as a Trainer / Motivator through live
Audio –Visual mode at the unique Auditorium at the Museum..
Arranging awareness camps in & around Kolkata
Utthan imparts training to various Self Help groups ( SHG) / individuals on the techniques / process of converting solid wastes into various household goods , room decorating items, flowers, pots and many others including pamposh/ travel bags/ TV-fridge covers, etc
These individuals/ groups have very good potential of producing such artistic handicrafts in good quantity, but lack of scope of marketing acts as major deterrents. However, Utthan tries to help them by booking table space/ stalls at different fares / exhibitions / local carnivals where they can display their products and sell them.
**All donations to UTTHAN are exempted from Income Tax u/s 80G of I.T. act , 1961.