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Agri Waste is not a waste but a resource for bridging Peace and Prosperity by Saving the planet.

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

The Planet will breathe well and prosper with more educated & civilized society. The world’s population with 7.5 billion inhabitants and this massive demographic change rising complexities by urbanization,over-exploitation of natural resources, accelerating pollution and environmental degradation, international and in-country migrations, and a growing rural-urban divide. All have to cope with consequences of the unsustainable use of the Earth resources. This situation calls for urgent attention and firm commitments by communities and governments for a sustainable future as the vulnerability of some countries and radical religious beliefs are uprising conflicts. Our Idea is to provide education & skills in using Agri waste as a resource for income generation for tribal ,rural and urban citizens sharing values and intercultural dialogues to ensure peace and prosperity.Natural resources exploitation has tangible and intangible benefits for social, political , economic but alternatives are necessary as the population rises. Our project idea is to work on generating income from Agricultural wastes for eco friendly business to reduce the environmental damage and rise prosperity and promote exhibitions from village to international level. we have innovated a income generation model to collect Agri waste and use as a resource business model to produce eco freindly products such as mats, leaf plates & disposable glasses , Cutleries ,sanitary pads,handicrafts,bags,Recyclying of plastics , usage of solar and electrical equipment's in R/Urban areas, producing Bio Fertilizers & bio pesticides ,this could 2billion USD business industry from India. The amount of agri waste are 500 millon tonnes every year and crop residue burning causes environmental damage. Replacing plastics with plant made bio plastics and using Community Resources assets to meet certain needs for living for people eg Pasture land (grazing land),farming land,pond ,wells,estate,etc.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

Beneficiaries will be farmers as these groups have the highest number of suicides worldwide due to various factors of crop damages , weather vulnerability , drought and other reasons. To generate the second level of income will help in improving their financial status as the agri waste is easily available and we will empower them to sell to us and provide necessary skills and training for the communities to produce eco friendly products. This source of income generation will directly and indirectly impact their prosperity . We also would like to work with farmers to provide necessary digital information in regional languages and call centers to approach us.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

Our Idea purpose is to raise the income level which is ecofriendly in nature and generates peace and prosperity for the people by preservation and protection of cultural heritage as a whole, including underwater cultural heritage especially in conflict-afflicted areas. This idea will be successful as whenever there are ways to generate an income from resources which are available in communities with high returns it will be accepted as with the Population rise around the world which is directly responsible for depleting resources and causing environmental pollution are the major concern for this planet. The communities with disputes and conflicts needs development and prosperity and respected living and this idea has qualities which can improve the life of citizens in any country. The goal is to produce all products which are made of agri waste and stop using plastics made products which are not harmful to human health and environment.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Initial Design: I am exploring the idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it with real users.
  • Prototype: I have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing the idea.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

Our Startup aims to solve the global problems for Environment , Agriculture with technologies . We are working on business model where we can benefit the community by providing low cost technologies , educating skills with high impact. We have innovated three major solutions in the area of Agriculture and Environment .

http://www.wafes.webstarts.com

Expertise in sector

  • 1-2 years

Organization Filing Status

  • No, but we plan to register in the future.
  • No, but we are a formal initiative through an accelerator, hub, or other entity.
  • Other

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

The inspiration came to solve the farmers issues as there are no means to their wealth but as the world has to realize that agriculture waste is not a waste but a billion dollar resource which can transform the lives of tribal , rural and urban people. It has all in nature all we need is to find innovative solutions to work on these cheap source of natural materials available in abundance and environment friendly.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

India is home of all religions and various communities with many languages , The major reason for my selection of this topic is because of the burning of agricultural waste in India is massive and as the people are unaware about the resource they are wasting by burning wealth and damaging the environment with severe pollution. The Prosperity of people in the region are ignored and I had worked with Innovations with Government of India I had seen the reality and worked on several innovative practices to replicate throughout India for Bio toilets and Ecosaan Toilets. After realizing the potential of wealth which is wasted and the damage it cause to the environment I have thought of working on incentive business model which could grow the wealth of people and save the planet's environment . After sincere hard work and commitment we have invented proved technology for reducing Carbon dioxide from houses with our natural eco friendly coatings and paints which we are looking for investors

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

I have engaged partners from various government institutions as I had worked with Government of India Organization to foster Innovative practices in Agriculture ,Rural and Urban Governance, E governance sectors. As the rural areas are aware of environmental damages this new innovative source of income will cut back toxic gases emissions which happens due to burning. I have started this idea to collect these agri waste and all other interested partners from rural and urban areas to generate a billion dollar industry with this resource and provide all necessary skills and procure low cost technologies for people to generate their income.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

We are giving opportunity and empowering the farmers , Individual and entrepeurners and other stakeholders to generate income and save the environment , my community has immense scope for people , we are also planning to replicate and work in other countries in a phase wise manner worldwide in Asia , Africa , Europe and Americas and use the natural resources of agri wastes to produce new products. if we have enough funding we would like to begin a pilot project on Bio plastics and fibres.

Geographic Focus

India , South Asia regions , South East Asia , Africa , Europe and Americas.

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

We can start implementation within a Two months period as We plan to cover state wise reigions in India as a pilot project from rice producing and agri producing areas. My Project has been selected by the Government of India as the Master class idea and conduct meetings with all state governments and Districts farmers association for campaign for STOP BURNING AGRI WASTE FOR HEALTH , SAFETY AND CLEAN ENVIRONMENT , SAFE WATER TECHNOLOGIES , SOLAR AGRI INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

If Yes, how has project idea changed, grown, or evolved since last year? (2,000 characters)

We are in process to start implementing as soon as we would be able to manage enough funding as we have made new plans to start up innovative transportation for collection and distribution system which will eco friendly and cost effective tool to be a successful project . We hope to find suitable partners and venture capitalists for funding for support.

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There are direct and indirect impacts by empowering the poor society with a secondary source of income which can help them to live a better life .

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