Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Celebrates World Environment Day 2017

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Summer Camp students and Amrita Multi Modal Application Using Computer and Human Interaction’s (AMMACHI Lab) Community Organizers  in Kimana and Dunda villages celebrated World Environment Day on June 5, 2017, by planting trees and plants. An event also was organized at Nani Borvai village in Gujarat. 

Amrita Team Takes Measures for Women Empowerment in Karnataka

AMMACHI Labs team along with Amrita SeRVe and Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Manglore, introduced a machine that makes Areca nut plates in Byse village of Karnataka. These eco friendly and biodegradable nut plates are made from the leaves fallen from Areca nut trees. The production of these plates comes in two sizes- 10'' & 4.5". This initiative is expected to generate income for the women in Byse and be a suitable replacement for the widely used plastic plates. The team from Amrita has successfully completed the skill training for the women in Byse village.

Tribal Empowerment Research Project at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Dr. Maya Mahajan, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, has found a solution to get rid of the lantana weed from the forests in Coimbatore. Chemicals cannot be used as it affected the native species of plants. Since lantana weed plant looks exactly like bamboo and more durable, the only possible solution was to make furniture out of it. “It was a huge responsibility on me. Even the farmers were not sure, but I asked them to just trust me. Now things are good,” said Dr. Maya.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Project on Empowerment of Tribals in the Siruvani forests Area in Coimbatore

Dr. Maya Mahajan, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, has found a solution to get rid of the lantana weed from the forests in Coimbatore. Chemicals cannot be used as it affected the native species of plants. Since lantana weed plant looks exactly like bamboo and more durable, the only possible solution was to make furniture out of it. “It was a huge responsibility on me. Even the farmers were not sure, but I asked them to just trust me. Now things are good,” said Dr. Maya.