Article by VCAN Trustee Indrani Malkani in the Hindu
It is our pleasure to note that our Managing Trustee, Mrs. Indrani Malkani was recently invited to write an article, by the esteemed publication ‘The Hindu’, as a part of their series “Fixing Mumbai”. The article appeared in the Sunday, 27th March Issue of their Mumbai Edition.
The article itself focused on a ground-breaking solution to the City’s garbage problem. The idea was to use decomposed garbage, termed as Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), which is always available in huge quantities at the dumping ground, to create solid bricks which can be used for construction and other masonry activities.
This unique project was the brainchild of Shri S.S. Shinde, the present Joint Municipal Commissioner, and was led by Shri G.B. Chaudhari, from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI). Other members of the team included Shri A.K. Jain, who at the time was the Additional Municipal Commissioner, and is now the Mumbai Information Commissioner, Dr. P.P. Bhave, Lecturer, Civil Engineering, VJTI, and Shri A.Y. Mukadam, Executive Engineer, MCGM (Retd).
The full article may be viewed on the Hindu website here.