Jul 22, 2014
Very informative article... very appropriate for Indian cities.
Jul 22, 2014
Looks very promising! All the best!
Jul 25, 2014
Great proposal guys! I hope you get adequate support from the residents of Bangalore and that you find great success in your endeavor. You are doing a very noble job. Kudos!
Aug 4, 2014
Bangalore will benefit immensely from such a project.All the best.
Aug 7, 2014
I am curious why you have decided to focus on compostable waste rather than other forms of recyclable solid waste (ie. plastic, metals). While living in Ahmedabad, I found that compostable waste was the least worrisome because the urban wildlife (mostly cows) would help dispose of it. That being said, I think your compost idea is interesting. Good luck to you!
Aug 7, 2014
Julia, thank you for the comment. In the first phase we would focus on wet waste and subsequently expand the program to address other types of wastes (mentioned in the proposal). And the reason to focus on wet waste at first is- anaerobic digestion of wet wastes in the landfills contributes to GHG emission, and secondly once the wet waste is separated out it will more easier to segregate other wastes as once the presence of wet waste makes it difficult to segregate.
Aug 13, 2014
While this proposal addresses a very important and timely topic, as well as clearly outlines the problems and challenges in this area, we didn't see sufficient detail in order to believe that such a vision could be implemented. In order to advance to the Finalist round, please address: 1) who is implementing the project -- does this outline a plan for others to take on, or is the proposal author's organization itself plan to implement it? Who would need to be brought on board to make this idea a reality? 2) What alliances and resources do you have or wish to have? 3) What have you already accomplished? 4) Why should we believe that you will succeed in addressing this issue, where others haven't? What unique factor does your team bring to the table? (Marketers call this, your customers' "Reason to believe") 5) 1 year seems like a very tight timeline to launch the project in 10 localities. What is the very first or next step you need to take in order to do this? What would you do/ask for if you won the contest?
Aug 26, 2014
A nice proposal with great potential to reduce emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane. I am, however, not convinced that organic farmers in India could be potential end users of the compost. For that you would have to verify the origin of all the compostable wastes collected and make sure that they are not contaminated in any way. A safer end use would be all kind of green building: parks etc.
Aug 31, 2014
Could you consider requesting your future clients to store throughout the year the seeds of fruits they eat at home and spread those seeds after commencement of Mansoon on to vacant land in & around the city as an activity that would help improve green cover! Rather than wasting the fruit seeds by letting decay, this would help grow fruit-bearing trees as well.
Sep 12, 2014
Addressing this challenge is vital right now, especially as India urbanizes. In fact, the Indian Prime Minister has made this issue one of his core focus points, along with energy. However, I didn't believe it was as innovative as the other submitted proposals, nor was convinced it would have a ground-breaking impact. Thanks for your submission and commitment!