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RC-16/21 INDIA Baddi/Bandh ENV 30/08/2021 11/09/2021

RC-16/21 Baddi/Bandh Waste Force-Stop Burning Plastic ENV 10 Vols 30.08.2021 – 11.09.2021

Background: India is facing a waste crisis where there
is no effective waste management solution provided
to people outside cities. As a result majority of
generated waste is either burnt, thrown away in
environment or used for landfill. Watching this we
initiated ‘Waste Force’ campaign in 2017 with mission
to end Burning of Plastic waste through education and
community clean up actions.
Location & Leisure Time: Villages and Schools around
Patta township. Ruchi campus is located near Bandh
village within a radius of 5 kms. It is 30 km from Kalka
and 60 km from Chandigarh.
Self organized city tours and excursions. Old Sikh and
Hindu temples in the near vicinity can be visited.
Nearby Kasauli town is another hill station as a tourist
attraction. A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity
to see high Himalayan Mountains.
Work: This project requires volunteers to work with
school children and villagers to initiate micro waste
management solutions through our ‘Waste Force’
Campaign which could be applied at local level.
The government has banned use of single use plastic
across country but waste littering habit is widely
practiced by people of all ages and is major concern
for environment degradation.

As a part of this campaign, volunteers will be visiting
schools and communities to conduct interactive
sessions using carts, signs and videos and address the
issue by creating awareness and promoting active
citizenship. Other expected tasks for volunteers could
be organising educational workshop to reuse waste
into something meaningful. This project will challenge
your creativity as the focus is on finding or developing
practical solutions to existing problem and mobilising
people to accept and adopt it.
Accommodation & food: Volunteers will live in the
RUCHI campus in shared accommodation. All basic
amenities will be available with library facilities. Asian
squat type toilet and English WC will be available.
Vegetarian food will be served. A cook will be there
but volunteers are expected to help him and

occasionally cook their own meals and self-
management is required. Sleeping bags are also

Requirements: Interest in keeping the environment
clean and green, flexibility, ability to work with
individuals and keen on being a part of a campaign.
International Terminal: New Delhi (320 Kms);
Domestic Terminal: Chandigarh (70 kms)
Nearest railway station: Kalka (30 kms)
Participation Fee: Euro 220