Embassy REIT Inaugurates EcoHub is Benefitting 4000 Households
centerIn the presence of Shri Krishna Byre Gowda, Honorable MLA – Byatarayanapura in North Bengaluru, Embassy REIT officially opened EcoHub, an integrated solid waste management centre, in collaboration with The Anonymous Indian Charitable Trust (TAICT) and the Bettahalasuru Panchayat. The project, which will serve around 4000 homes spread over 10 villages, was developed as part of Embassy REIT’s flagship EcoGram waste management effort.
Large commercial organisations in North Bangalore as well as the Bettahalasuru Panchayat will benefit from the project’s decentralised, sustainable solid waste management services. Through waste stream management, it has also generated employment and livelihood opportunities.
The establishment of a sustainable model Gram Panchayat in North Bangalore has been a goal of the Embassy and TAICT since 2016, according to Sri Krishna Byre Gowda, an honorable MLA for Byatarayanapura. It is crucial to develop solutions to the waste problem. For the benefit of 10 villages in the Bettahalasuru Panchayat, this new integrated garbage collecting centre will significantly contribute to the promotion of a more sustainable waste management system. We hope that Bangalore can imitate this concept, making the city more vibrant, clean, and active.
“EcoGram has established a benchmark in building a sustainable model that may act as a roadmap for corporates wishing to engage with the Gram Panchayat to produce sustainable waste management solutions,” said Shaina Ganapathy, Head of Community Outreach, Embassy Group. The Panchayat has already achieved a segregation level of over 85% for families and 92% for bulk generators thanks to the awareness campaigns run by TAICT. Our goal is to keep creating systems and infrastructure that catalyze neighbourhoods and allow us to make a bigger effect.
The Anonymous Indian Charitable Trust’s managing trustee, Myriam Shankar, said, “We are grateful to Embassy REIT, our CSR partner, for its support during this journey. We are now processing up to 3 tonnes of waste per day, separated into 42 kinds of dry waste, and composting the organic waste to give it back to farmers rather than permanently contaminating our land. 90% of the trash produced may now be converted into resources thanks to this facility, whereas disposal formerly constituted a significant health risk. Hasirudala Innovations was a natural partner for operations because their goal is to achieve this.
In 2016, Embassy REIT and TAICT launched EcoGram to promote ethical waste management practices within and outside its business parks. By bringing together community members, local governments, and public school students, EcoGram aims to create a model Gram Panchayat by developing procedures and infrastructure for sustainable decentralized waste management, improving soil quality, and water conservation to strengthen the foundations of responsible growth. Prior to EcoGram’s project and activities, contamination of the air, water, and land was caused by the garbage generated by about 2500 waste producers (at a rate of 53 metric tonnes per month).