Handmade Paper

 

Following activities were taken up by the department during 01st April 2019 to 15th September 2019.

Experimental & Production Activities:

  1. Made a gift pack using board and it has note pad, ribbons of different colors and pen holder.
  2. Made Loose Paper Holder to be placed on Office Table
  3. Handy Clip Diary useful during out door trips.

Training Program:

  1. Gave training to students of Master of Social Work from “Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar College of Social Work”, Wardha during their placement at CSV for a fort night.

Production:

Department produced following item during 2019 to 2020. Name of Items Made are Files, Visiting Cards, Gudi, Ear Rings, Jhumbers, Covers  (Decorative), Flower Pots, Flower Pot of News paper, Flowers, Cycus leaves, Bags, News Paper Bags, Leather Paper Bag, Paper Weight, Dustbin / Container, Diary, Box Diary, Note Pad, Visiting Cards, Mobile Stand, Pen, Pen Stand, Magazine Container, Folder (with 01 Packet), Folder (with 02 Packet), Tea Coaster, Jewelry Box, Purse, Certificates, Paper, Memento, Office Clip, Exam Pad, Board, Note Pad, Paper Card Holder, Coupan / Tag

 

 

Highlights of Handmade Paper and Board Department

  1. Following new products are introduced in the list of 39 value added products made in the department i.e.
  2. i) Small & loose paper holder;
  3. ii) Clip Diary (hard) with multi colored stickers and pen holder;

Addressing SDG of United Nations

Matrix of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 and Constructive Programs & Eleven Vows of Mahatma Gandhi

SDG 01 No Poverty

Constructive Programs Village Industries

Eleven Vows Asangrah

Work of CSV Farmers, Artisans, Neo Entrepreneurs

Forest dwellers, Women and Youths from rural and urban areas by implementing Science & Technology based activities

SDG 02 Zero Hunger

Constructive Programs Kisan / Labour / Adivasi

Eleven Vows Asteya / Aswad

Work of CSV Land Cover Management / Organic Farming

SDG 03       Good Health and Wellbeing

Constructive Programs Education in Health & Hygiene / Prohibition / Lepers

Eleven Vows Brhmacharya

Work of CSV Giving Clean Drinking Water using simple devices / Making villages ODF / Implementing WASH programs /

Popularizing Total Sanitation / Balanced diet is made available to every person etc.

SDG 04 Quality Education

Constructive Programs Basic Education / Adult Education / Provincial Languages / National Language

Eleven Vows Shareer Shram

Work of CSV Training to Youths (Girls & Boys) / Farmers / Tribal / Women / Neo Entrepreneurs

SDG 05 Gender Equality

Constructive Programs Women / Khadi

Eleven Vows  Satya

Work of CSV S & T for women /  CSV has evolved 100+ technologies for Rural Women for income generation / CSV has given rural women opportunities of employment and self employment

SDG 06 Clean Water and Sanitation

Constructive Programs Village Sanitation

Eleven Vows Truth and Non Violence

Work of CSV Water Filter / Rain water harvesting / Watershed Management / CSV and number of other civil societies implemented programs of harvesting every drop of rain water in a scientific manner.

SDG 07 Ensure access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable and Modern Energy for All

Constructive Programs Village Industries

Eleven Vows Non Violence

Work of CSV Biogas / Ic-Mic Cooker / Agro Waste Stove

SDG 08 Decent works and Economic Growth and a Global Partnership for Development

Constructive Programs Village Industries

Eleven Vows Swadeshi

Work of CSV Village Industries / Hundreds of thousands of villagers are engaged in full and productive employment using AT

SDG 09 Industry Innovations and Infrastructure

Constructive Programs Village Industries

Eleven Vows Astey

Work of CSV CSV has technologies and methodologies for sustainable industrialization / Innovative approach has reestablished traditional artisans in rural, peri-urbane and urban areas.

SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities within and Among Countries

Constructive Programs Economic Equality

Eleven Vows Non Violence / Truth / Sharir Shram

Work of CSV CSV is giving training to people from Asia Pacific Countries and African Countries for transferring Appropriate Technologies associated to Rural Development.

SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Constructive Programs Communal Unity

Eleven Vows Non Violence

Work of CSV CSV made the first Eco Tech Human settlement in Boldawadai, Hingoli Maharastra / A Moda village in Jamnagar District  was ravaged in an earth quack . CSV rebuilt it in just 06 months.

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Constructive Programs Adivasi / Village Industries

Eleven Vows Sharir Shram / Aswad

Work of CSV Scientific Traditions of Tribal, being supported by CSV are sustainable in production as well as consumption.

SDG 13 Climate Action

Constructive Programs Adult Education

Eleven Vows Asangrah

Work of CSV Land Cover Management / Watershed Management

SDG 14 Life Below Water

Constructive Programs Village Sanitation / New Education

Eleven Vows Sarvtra Bhay Varjanam

Work of CSV Spirulina Cultivation

SDG 15 Life on Land

Constructive Programs

Eleven Vows Sarvtra Bhay Varjanam

Work of CSV Land Cover Management / Watershed Management.

SDG 16 Peace and Justice

Constructive Programs Communal Unity and Removal of Untouchability

Eleven Vows Non Violence

Work of CSV Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and  build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

SDG 17 Partnerships For The Goals

Constructive Programs         Economic Equality / Youths

Eleven Vows Satya / Sarvtra Bhay Varjanam

Work of CSV Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.

Science for Villages Feb- May 2020

Science For Villages Feb – May 2020

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Editorial : Our Community at risk

  Covid Corona Virus -2019 is influencing our daily life in different ways. Being a developing country having agriculture as a base economy, India is also at a high risk because of the chances of spreading the infection at the community level. This is not the first time that our community experiences a pandemic. More fatal one was there during 1346-1353 (namely Black Death). That time the pandemic traveled from Asia to Europe and wiped out half of the Europe’s population. The lack of cheap labour initiated technological innovation there. People ensured their better access to good quality meat and bread at cheaper rate. American Plague of 16th Century, Great Plague of London (1665-66 ), Russian Plague (1770-72), Flu Pandemic (1890), Swine Flu Pandemic (2009-10), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS- 2003) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS -2012) are some of the prominent ones claiming considerable bulk of losses in terms of lives and wealth.

  The Corona virus similar to those responsible for MERS and SARS again invaded the world through trade routes in a big way with greatest severity and greatest pace. This time people rarely got an opportunity to exhibit any preparedness to address the pandemic of a severe type. It has once again switched on studies related to community level health and hygiene and factors associated to the infection cycle of germs. It has brought life at a stand still in both cities and in villages. Farmers brought them off the crop fields because of lack of market networks and lack of work forces.

  Good habits, best sanitary practices, appropriate food habits, cleanliness of the household and adjoining farm areas etc. can equip us in many ways to enable us to fight any invisible enemy during a pandemic. We are optimistic about the access of human beings to any appropriate technologies to address a pandemic like that of COVID- 19. This issue of SFV specifically points out some suitable hygienic issues that can equip fellow villagers to certain extent.

 

…    Dr Soham Pandya, Editor, Science For Villages

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

A workshop for a duration of two days was organized by “Centre of Science for Villages”, Dattapur, Wardha in collaboration with “Institute of Gandhian Studies” during 23rd and 24th November 2019 at its Dr. Devendra Kumar Campus, Dattapur, Wardha.

In the workshop points related to development, in accordance with the rural sector were discussed.

The workshop created an environment for youngsters and academicians to undertake decisions for implementing action programs in their individual and social life. They were trying to think upon the issues and constrains related to 17 UN SDG 2030 and 18 constructive work programs highlighted by Mahatma Gandhi. Programs being implemented by CSV effectively since 1984 were also discussed in details by young participants and neo entrepreneurs. Participants had an opportunity to understand scope of addressing 17 SDG 2030 which are pitching on through CSV’s different activities.

Participants of the workshop came to a conclusion that all activities proposed in SDG 2030 are in accordance to the 18 constructive work programs coined by Mahatma Gandhi way back in 1930 and they can be implemented even in present times very effectively. CSV is promoting such activities through their focal centers as well as nodal centers. The details giving connectivity between UN SDG 2030;

In the workshop points related to development, in accordance with the rural sector and SDG 2030 were discussed. Few points related to these aspects and being implemented by CSV, are highlighted in the following paragraphs.

01   No Poverty:

Civil societies like CSV, using participatory methods, has opened number of innovative methods of earning a living for Farmers; Artisans; Neo Entrepreneurs; Forest dwellers (Tribal); Women and Youths from rural and urban areas by implementing Science & Technology based activities.

Hundreds of thousands of people got benefits of such interventions through a strong network of individuals and institutions.

02   Zero Hunger:

A “Land Cover Management Systems” is developed by CSV for getting 2.5 times more yield of Biomass per unit area as compared to traditional management systems. The finding of the research work is summarized in following formula

Y = B X [0.6 X r]

Y = Yield

r = moisture available to crop (it may vary from 400 to 3,000 mm)

0.6 = is a constant and

B = A variable the value of which differs from 20 to 50 & it depends on management skills related to water, soil, nutrients, light, space etc.

  • If above formula is implemented across the country having 90 million hectares of waste land, it can effectively address the problem of hunger across the country.
  • CSV gave a policy draft to Ministry of Science & Technology on Land Cover Management
  • By adopting “Land Cover Management Systems”, farmers or SHG can create quality biomass of different kinds free from chemicals, pesticides for every family facing hunger of any proportion etc.
  • This method is highly decentralized, labor intensive and has human face.
  • The method can convert waste land, across country, in to lush green productive land in a span of three to five years.

03   Good Health and Wellbeing:

  • For health & well being of masses CSV and other VOs are promoting work in the field of…
    • Giving Clean Drinking Water using simple devices (Water Filters made using local materials, methods and human resource and no electricity)
    • Making villages ODF
    • Implementing WASH programs in Schools and villages
    • Popularizing Total Sanitation (Solid waste management, liquid waste management, farm waste management, domestic waste management)
    • Balanced diet is made available to every person etc.

04   Quality Education:

  • CSV is engaged in “Nai Talim” with practical approach for…
    • Youths (women and men)
    • Students
    • Farmers
    • Tribal
    • Women
    • Neo Entrepreneurs

It involves action research in collaboration with people.

05   Gender Equality:

  • CSV has evolved number of technologies for Rural Women for drudgery reduction, income generation and given them opportunities for employment and self employment. Hundreds of Tribal from forest villages, associated with Voluntary Organizations and Line Departments are trained by CSV in appropriate technologies. Work in this field is done even today and will be carried out even in future.

06   Clean Water and Sanitation:

  • Volume of green water needs to be increased in every water shade for making it available in sumptuous quantity, throughout the year to every family in villages and cities.
  • CSV implemented programs of harvesting rain water in scientific manner. CSV gave technical guidance to people (civilians) and program implementing agencies (PIA) of 220 villages of 06 districts of Vidarbha and will continue to implement the work even in future.
  • If need be, civil societies and corporate sectors are also getting and will keep on getting guidance form CSV for water related issues.

07 Ensure access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable and Modern Energy for All:

  • CSV is doing work in the field of Renewable energy and in the process they have evolved methods to use nonconventional materials and methods and increased the efficiency of devices.
    • Improved Chulha (Wood)
    • Charcoal Making (Wood)
    • Biogas (Cattle Dung)
    • Ic – Mic Cooker (Charcoal)
    • Agro waste Stove (Leaf litter and brush wood)
    • Solar Cooker (Solar Radiation)

08 Decent works and Economic Growth and a Global Partnership for Development:

  • CSV has technologies and methodologies for sustainable industrialization of rural sector.
  • Innovative approaches have reestablished traditional artisans in rural, peri-urbane and urban areas. Some important units are enlisted below
    • Village Industry:
      • Production of Compost and Bio-fertilizers
      • Production of Pest Repellents
      • Organic Farming
      • Food Processing
      • Herbal Medicines Cultivation and Processing
      • Gum Collection & Processing
      • Tuber Crop Cultivation & Processing
      • Non Violent Rock Bee Honey
      • Handmade Paper Unit
      • Rural Pottery
      • Agricultural tools & Equipments
      • Eco-Friendly Mud Houses
      • Eco-Friendly Bamboo House

09 Industry Innovations and Infrastructure:

  • Selected artisans, who are being promoted by CSV, are traditional but we have tried to rejuvenate them by adding innovative features.
    • Carpenter: (Sutar)
    • Blacksmith: (Lohar)
    • Bamboo worker: (Burud)
    • Potter: (Kumbhar)
    • Cobbler: (Chambhar)
    • Makers of Cattle Ornaments: (Dhor)
    • The Rope Maker: (Mang)

10 Reduced Inequalities within and Among Countries:

  • CSV gives training (in the field of appropriate technologies and methodologies) to people from European Countries, Asia Pacific Countries and African Countries for transferring Appropriate Technologies associated to Rural Development.
  • In future also such programs will be organized.

11   Sustainable Cities and Communities: 

  • CSV has green technology of constructing houses and other buildings. In past CSV has made the first Eco Tech Human settlement in Boldawadai, Hingoli Maharastra with the financial assistance of Ministry of Tribal Development GoI.
  • Moda village in Jamnagar District was ravaged in an earth quack of 2002. CSV rebuilt it in just 06 months.
  • In future also such activities will be taken up in collaboration with other institutions.

12   Responsible Consumption and Production:

  • Ethnic Tribal Traditions are sustainable in production as well as consumption. CSV is documenting its science, technologies & management skills and publicizing it for wider audience.
  • Sectors covered in this field are Habitation, Farming, Forestry, Fodder, Fuel wood and NTFP etc.

13 Climate Actions:

  • Land Cover Management program is for making surface of earth green and productive
  • Water shade Development is to meet the increased demand of water in residential, agriculture and industrial sector
  • Tree Plantation programs are taken up to fight climate change
  • Control of Green House Gases (GHG) to solve the problem of rising temperature.

14   Life below Water:

  • Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Agencies working in the coastal region can deal with this aspect.
  • For solving problems of life below water CSV will collaborate with institutions working near the long sea shore of India.

15   Life on Land:

  • Waste to Wealth
  • Biodiversity
  • Making forest ecologically sound, economically viable and perpetually sustainable.

16   Peace and Justice:

  • Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

17   Partnership for The Goals:

  • Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.

 

Zero Hunger

A “Land Cover Management Systems” is developed by CSV for getting 2.5 times more yield of Biomass per unit area as compared to traditional management systems. The finding of the research work is summarized in following formula

Y = B X [0.6 X r]

Y = Yield

r = moisture available to crop (it may vary from 400 to 3,000 mm)

0.6 = is a constant and

B = A variable the value of which differs from 20 to 50 & it depends on management skills related to water, soil, nutrients, light, space etc.

  • If above formula is implemented across the country having 90 million hectares of waste land, it can effectively address the problem of hunger across the country.
  • CSV gave a policy draft to Ministry of Science & Technology on Land Cover Management
  • By adopting “Land Cover Management Systems”, farmers or SHG can create quality biomass of different kinds free from chemicals, pesticides for every family facing hunger of any proportion etc.
  • This method is highly decentralized, labor intensive and has human face.
  • The method can convert waste land, across country, in to lush green productive land in a span of three to five years.

Extended Activities

  1. Soham Pandya held a meeting with Mr. Saurabha Malpani (an Architect), Pune was held on 24th October 2018. Discussed about
    1. Workshops for Architects and Engineers at CSV for a period of three days in Housing Technologies;
    2. Fellowship to students from Architect for a period of six months;
    3. Throwing options open for innovations in housing technologies like
      1. Passive Cooling
      2. Cooler of terracotta
  • Bamboo Structures
  1. Tree Hut of Bamboo 12 x 10 feet
  2. Second story structure of Conical Tile (Filler Slab);
  3. A book of traditional architects and engineers;
  • References of different creative engineers and architects from him.
  1. On 6th November 2018 issues of structural engineering were discussed between CSV staff (Dr. Soham Pandya, Mr. Rajendra Sahoo, Mr. Pankaj Lavale) and Prof. Chepe of Piper Poly Technique College, Piperi (on phone). CSV team had a meeting with Prof. Chepe Pipari Poly Technique College, Pipari on structural engineering (on 12th November 2018) to discuss issues of a hall having dimensions of 110 feet length and 72 feet width.
  2. Had a meeting with Mr. Manav Khanduja of Pagdandi Lodge at CSV on 13th January 2019. Signed MoU with Waghoba Eco Lodge Pvt Ltd. They gave advance of Rs. 341,769/- for constructing 20 roofs. Total cost of the project is 1,139,529/-only.

Surveys Conducted:

  1. Students from D. Y. Patil College of Architecture, Pune, visited Kinhi (Moi) village in the Ashti Block of Wardha District for making a survey of houses in which honey gathering tribal families live. The visit was carried out during 10th and 11th July 2018.

Housing Training

  1. A training program in the subject of “Green Building of Mud and Bamboo” was organized for 11 students associated with D. Y. Patil College of Architecture, Mumbai during 26th to 28th December 2018

    P. Y. Pote (Patil) College of Architect, Amarawati took training in the subject of “Green Building of Mud and Bamboo” during 26th to 28th December 2018
    P. Y. Pote (Patil) College of Architect, Amarawati took training in the subject of “Green Building of Mud and Bamboo” during 26th to 28th December 2018
  2. 15 staff members from P. Y. Pote (Patil) College of Architect, Amarawati took training in the subject of “Green Building of Mud and Bamboo” during 26th to 28th December 2018 at Dr. Devendra Kumar Campus, Dattapur.
  1. 10 trainees and two faculty members from “Manoharbhai Patel Institute of Engineering and Technology” (MIET), Gondia attended a training program in the subject of “Green Building of Mud and Bamboo” during 18th to 20th January 2019
  1. Organized a training for 120 students of D. Y. Patil College of Architecture, Nerul, Mumbai during 4th to 7th February 2019 in the subject of “Green Building of Mud and Bamboo” at Dr. Devendra Kumar Campus of CSV Dattapur.
  1. 35 students and a faculty member of “Kavikulguru Institute of Technology and Science” (KITS), Ramtek, Nagpur took training in the subject of “Green Building of Mud and Bamboo” at Centre of Science for Villages, Dr. Devendra Kumar Campus, Dattapur, Wardha during 17th to 20th February 2019.

 

Research and Innovations

CSV: Housing and Sanitation Department

Research Work:

  1. Made a wall using blocks of hey as a building material. Students associated with “Datta Meghe Institute of Research and Technology”, (DMIRT) took efforts to make blocks in a pressing machine fabricated by them. More compressed blocks were made by using screw press available in Handmade Paper Department of CSV. Blocks were treated by preservative to make them resistant to fungus and termites. Blocks were staked in zigzag fashion. They were plastered from outside using a chicken mesh for making stabilized plaster. Inside walls were plastered using mud.
  2. Made a drawing of two story building using conical tile roof. The technique of filler slab is used to make roof of ground floor. Second floor roof is made parabolic.

Housing Extension Activities:

  1. Completed construction of Aashram Aahar Kendra (Floor Area 1,657 Square Feet) in Yatri Niwas Premises of Sevagram Ashram Pratishthan (Duration 30th January 2018 to 30th September 2018). The building has a hall, a corridor, a Kitchen for cooking, a Store Room and a shade for making Bhakar (Bread of Jowar) on the traditional Chulha. It also has separate toilets and urinals for men and women. We made even a main gate (sliding on both the sides) yatri niwas
  2. CSV made a reception centre for Sevagram Aashram Pratishthan in open space behind shops located at the entrance point. Its floor area is 3,412 Square Feet (Duration 10th March 2018 to 30th October 2018). It has a hall, a corridor, drinking water facilities and separate toilets and urinals for women and men. We made even main door in the compound wall towards main road.
  3. Completed work of constructing two Eco Hut at Bordharan for Forest Development Corporation Maharashtra (FDCM) during 20th June 2018 to 19th September 2018. Floor area of two Eco Hut with Tile is about 291 Square Feet and Floor area of two Eco Hut without tiles is also 291 square feet.
  4. Work of plinth protection of three buildings completed for Institute of Gandhian Studies, Gopuri, Wardha (Duration 01st April 2018 to 30th April 2018).
  5. Made roofs (using conical tiles) for Shri Atul Sharma, Alodi, Wardha during 07th July 2018 to 27th July 2018.
  6. Made Precast Two Pit Vermi Compost Unit for Gram Seva Mandal, Gopuri, Wardha
  7. Repaired and renovated Mogli Hut and Canteen for Forest Development Corporation, Maharashtra (FDCM) during 23st January 2019 to 01st February 2019
  8. Three Roofs were laid on the house of Mrs. Mala Bahan Mathur, Ganeshpur during 01st December 2018 to 30th December 2018.
  9. A house having floor area of about 830 square feet is being constructed since 08th February 2019 for Mr. Shivaji Adsad, Pachod, Wardha. Work up to roof is done and rest work will be completed till April 2019.
  10. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is signed between CSV and Wildlife Lodges Private Limited, Wadala, Tukum, Chandrapur for constructing 20 roofs of Eco – Resort (floor area 7,500 square feet). CSV will start work from April 2019.

  1. Constructed a Conference Hall in front of Hostel at Dr. Devendra Kumar Campus (during 13th January 2019 to 16th March 2018) as a part of training program conducted for i) D. Y. Patil College of Architecture, Mumbai ii) P. Y. (Pote) Patil College of Architecture, Amarawati, iii) D. Y. Patil College of Architecture, Nerul, Mumbai iv) MIET, Gondia and v) Kavikulguru Institute of Technology and Science (KITS), Ramtek. Hall is 38 Feet Long and 28 Feet wide (Floor Area about 1,100 Square Feet). The Conference Hall will be complete after fixing tiles and coloring its roofs and walls by the end of April 2019.
  2. Students from colleges namely i) D. Y. Patil College of Architecture, Mumbai ii) P. Y. (Pote) Patil College of Architecture, Amarawati, iii) D. Y. Patil College of Architecture, Nerul, Mumbai iv) MIET, Gondia and v) Kavikulguru Institute of Technology and Science (KITS), Ramtek made even twin Tree Hanging Houses in Prakrutik Aahar Kendra, CSV, Dattapur towards main road. These structures are 10 feet wide and 10 feet long. The Tree House is located at about 10 feet height from the ground and it is accessible by strong all bamboo staircase.