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  project name ~ 2009-Srinivasan-Saathiship

category ~ Saathi




  Project Name





AID India









Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved


$ 5388


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Jahnavi Prasad












Saathiship support for C.Srinivasan for 2009, 2010. Srinivasans work integrates reforestation, solid/liquid waste management, livelihood generation and cattle rescue. His models in SLWM have been applied throughout Vellore District and is being adopted widely in TN and elsewhere.
Srinivasan has designed an innovative and scalable solution to managing solid waste and has generated more than 1,000 jobs, mostly for poor women (also men), who form self-help groups. Srinivasan has saved more than 200 cattle from being slaughtered and is using their dung and urine to generate biogas in 6 plants and for composting in 40 projects, which have so far generated 50,000 tonnes of good quality manure to be used instead of chemical fertilizers by the farmers. This compost is also being used in 4 organic vegetable roof gardens, which improve nutrition levels of people and increases greenery in the city. He has also designed a scheme whereby people can register to have coconut trees planted on their wedding and birthdays. He is currently working on implementing a solution for “Integrated and Sustainable Solid & Liquid Waste Management (Interdependent, Interlinking & interconnecting web Method) in Vegetarian Hotels and Marriage halls” in Vellore.





C.Srinivasan: Awards and recognitions 2009-Appointee for the Technical Core Group for Rural Solid and Liquid Waste Management Initiative of the Govt of India. Environment Management Award by Tamilnadu Government Awards for 2000-‘04 Ashoka Fellowship awarded in 2003 by Ashoka Innovators for the Public, Washington D.C., U.S.A. Vocational Award by Rotary Club of Vellore, Midtown Rejuvenate India Movement Fellowship awarded in 2003 by Rejuvenate India Movement, Bangalore.





•To achieve Sustainable Zero Waste Management. •To demonstrate complete (100%) resource recovery from inorganic waste (through reusing, recycling etc.,) and organic waste (Composting) by involving Women Self Help Groups. •Using all enviro – friendly / User Friendly practices.



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