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India produces 8.5 million tones in waste paper, out of which only 2.5 million goes back to recycling

UK based second generation of Non Resident Indians (NRI) comprising of Satvinder, Jagjinder and Rajesh today are on a mission to manage the problem of Global warming in India.

In order to save the planet from such threats that cause concern to the humanity as a whole, their group entitled 'India Recycling Group' is in Fatehgarh Sahib to initiate the process of a Memorandum of Understanding with Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, for enabling the recycling of waste paper. 

The group has been working in England for the last ten years and this is their first attempt to implement the vision in India. The joint work will involve the collection, disposal and recycling of all grades of paper to start with. Jagjinder, a degree holder in Marketing and Sales from the Aston University said that India produces 8.5 million tones in waste paper, out of which only 2.5 million goes back to recycling. On the other hand, USA recycles about 75 per cent of the paper and England recycles about 70 per cent of the paper. Satvinder, a diploma holder in Business from the Birmingham University added that the group will be contacting all establishments to take part in the scheme such as Schools, Colleges, Universities, Hospitals, Government Offices and all Employers before venturing into the Residential sector and commencing with the door-to-door collection campaign. 

This process will start from Banda Bahadur College Fatehgarh Sahib. Counting on the benefits from recycling, Rajesh a Bachelor of Science from the Coventry University, mentioned this will prevent India paying high import prices which will result in a better and more competitive paper industry and cheaper paper products for India. Speaking about the implementation of the agreement at the College, the college principal Dr. M. S.  Grewal said that appropriate paper banks would be placed on the basis of usage and per capita consumption. These paper banks will then be emptied on a weekly or monthly basis depending on individual requirements; and the paper bank will be recycled in order to manufacture something which uses waste paper as an input. After working out further details about the agreement, he added that the MoU will be signed with the group for environmental protection and managing the global warming.

Photo Caption: Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib principal Dr M.S. Grewal while honouring UK based
second generation of Non Resident Indians (NRIs) comprising of Satvinder, Jagjinder and Rajesh at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib. Other pictures Caption: UK based second generation of Non Resident Indians (NRIs) comprising of Satvinder, Jagjinder and Rajesh at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib.

Contributed by: Gurpreet Singh Mehak
Photo by: Gurpreet Singh Mehak
City: Fathegarh Sahib
Country: India
Date: February 11, 2011