Environment Management Initiative: A unique low-cost model in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

In July 2005, the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Technology launched an environment management initiative in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar, with the aim to promote environmental conservation and awareness through implementation of rainwater harvesting, effluent treatment and paper recycling. As a result of this initiative, nearly half of the institute campus’ water requirement is being met through rainwater harvesting. Simultaneously, the paper recycling plant set up under the initiative produces 500 file folders every semester; and the solid waste management component has helped reduce waste.

This case study is a part of Good Practices Resource Book 2015 and can be found on page 63.