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Lakshmipat Singhania Academy (2019 CyberFair Project ID 8487)
India, Kolkata
Official Status: Final Project: Ready for Judging
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

We estimate 20 student(s) from 8 to 17 will work on this entry.

Description of Our Community: Like any other third world developing city, Kolkata attracts to its bosom a large number of people from a hinterland which stretches to Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar and UP. This leads to a lot of human issues as well as economic and logistical issues. Under the circumstances economic redressal is uppermost in the town planners and policy makers’ mind. In order to reach out to the maximum number of people it is not always that environment impact is factored in. This helps in reducing costs. As a result the burgeoning pollution levels is becoming an area of concern for the community in Kolkata.

Project Description: We chose the topic keeping in mind the issue of environmental degradation of the city and wanted to make a difference with the various stakeholders in the community. The recent increase of pollution in the city is an area of major concern for the denizens of the city as well as the community leaders. This has led to people searching for various alternatives to fossil fuel which contributes significantly to the environmental pollution; planning to ban plastic whose non-degradability adds to the problem; greening of the city so that the pollution can be brought down. Kolkata has a composite culture with a wonderful mélange of many communities who in turn has one identity – KOLKATAN. The city cannot be allowed to putrefy because of the levels of pollution. For that various measures have to be taken by all, especially by the student community as they are future from whom we have borrowed the world. Our project is aimed towards that.

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