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Social Entrepreneurship, Swachhata and Rural Engagement Cell (SES-REC)

Jyoti D. Pawar
Jyoti D. Pawar
Professor

Convenor

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Objectives

The Goa University Social Entrepreneurship, Swachhata and Rural Engagement Cell (SES-REC) comprises of the university directorates and committees working for solving problems related to the five main themes with the support from the student interns, mentors and co-ordinators of the Swachh Bharat Student Internship (SBSI) programme offered at Goa University. For more details of the SBSI programme visit http://sbsi.unigoa.ac.in/

The SES-REC was constituted in August 2020, in response to the request made by the Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education at the behest of the Ministry of Education. The five main themes are as under:

  • Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Waste Management
  • Water Management
  • Energy Management and
  • Greenery

  • Members

  • Prof. Jyoti D. Pawar, Director, Directorate of All India Survey on Higher Education (DAISHE) – Convenor
  • Prof. Shaila Desouza, Chairperson, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Dean, Manohar Parrikar School of Law, Governance and Public Policy – Overall Co-ordinator, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Prof. C.U. Rivonker, Chairperson, Campus Amenities Committee and In-Charge Director, Human Resource Development Centre – Overall Co-ordinator, Waste Management
  • Dr. Anthony Veigas, Chairperson, Jal Shakti Team and Director, Directorate of Extra-Mural Studies and Extension Services – Overall Co-ordinator, Water Management
  • Prof. Rajendra S. Gad, Director, Directorate of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and Vice-Dean, School of Physical and Applied Sciences – Overall Co-ordinator, Energy Management
  • Prof. Bernard F. Rodrigues, Chairperson, Tree Plantation Committee and Director, Directorate of Internships, Incubation and Industry Partnership – Overall Co-ordinator, Greenery
  • SBSI-2020 Members

  • Prof. Radhika S. Nayak, Chairperson College Development Council and Officiating Registrar, Goa University
  • Dr. Priya D' Costa, Assistant Professor, School of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences – SBSI 2020 University Nodal Officer
  • McNeil Rodrigues, Junior Programmer, Goa Business School – SBSI Technical Support, Team Leader

  • A Sample List of Suggested Activities for SBSI 2020-21

    Note: Due to the Pandemic period, SBSI 2020 will focus and assess work based on the e-content developed / mobile apps developed / technology enabled solutions implemented for spreading swachhata awareness and the impact made by conducting online sessions or using social media related to some of the activities suggested under the five themes listed below –

    1. Theme: Sanitation and Hygiene
    2. Activities on Campus

      • Post COVID-19 Sanitation Measures and Drill
      • Clean and functional toilets (365x24)
      • Safe drinking water (365 x24)
      • Clean surroundings
      • Clean buildings/rooms
      • Campus Landscaping
      • Zero Littering
      • Technology enabled solutions

      Activities in Community / Adopted Villages

      • Organize awareness programs for better sanitation practices like using the toilet, hand washing, health and hygiene awareness, and garbage disposal
      • Work with SHGs for mask making and other similar activities
      • Perform Nukkad Nataks or street plays around Swachhta and COVID-19
      • Conduct surveys and door-to-door meetings to drive behavioral change with respect to sanitation behavior
      • Participate in Monitoring committees is to stop open defecation in villages
      • Prepare Information Education Communication Material (IEC) or wall paintings to promote Swachhta Activities
      • Set up RO plants in villages for safe and clean drinking water
      • Setting up telemedicine and mobile health care centers
      • Support Asha workers with innovative tools to ease their work
      • Partner with local NGOs and CSR organizations in this field

    3. Theme: Waste Management
    4. Activities on Campus

      • Campus/Dept wise waste audit
      • Campus/Dept waste segregation
      • Reduction in waste, month-on-month
      • Recycling waste (paper, organic waste from canteens and kitchens)
      • Set up compost pit for recycling waste
      • Ban plastic use on the campus
      • Ban flex banners (Only cloth banners to be used)
      • Paperless work – use of email, WhatsApp for communication
      • Technology enabled solutions

      Activities in Community / Adopted Villages

      • Village households' & public offices' waste audit
      • Village households' & public offices' waste segregation
      • Village households' & public offices' waste recycling mechanisms to be set up
      • Recycling Farm waste
      • Setting up community compost pits in villages
      • Awareness camps for Clean and Green Village (Zero Littering – IEC Material) including banning single-use plastic
      • Installing biogas plants
      • Innovative Technology-based solutions for rural waste recycling (eg cow dung cake making machine, converting solid waste into bricks, etc.)
      • Partner with local NGOs and CSR organizations in this field
      • Technology enabled solutions

    5. Theme: Water Management
    6. Activities on Campus

      • Audit of water sources in the campus
      • Audit of monthly water use in the campus
      • Audit of drinking water on campus (bottled water)
      • Constructing/Increasing number of Rain Water Harvesting pits in the campus
      • Fixing leaky taps
      • Recycling water (grey, brown, and black)
      • Activities for recharging dry borewells

      Activities in Community / Adopted Villages

      • Audit of water sources in the village
      • Audit of drinking water in the village
      • Setting up soak pits
      • Constructing/Increasing number of Rain Water Harvesting pits in the villages
      • IEC and flow chart for fixing leaky taps
      • Recycling water (grey, brown, and black)
      • Activities for recharging dry borewells
      • Constructing check dams
      • Converting villages into water plus areas
      • Partner with local NGOs and CSR organizations in this field

    7. Theme: Energy Management
    8. Activities on Campus

      • Audit of energy-efficient heating, cooling, lighting, and water systems on the campus
      • Audit of building wise monthly use of electricity
      • Incentivize reduced electricity usage by depts/buildings
      • Create a short-term and long-term plan for the use of solar energy on the campus
      • Cycles on the campus (reducing carbon footprints)
      • Reducing carbon footprints via intelligent Purchase Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs)
      • Partner with local NGOs and CSR organizations in this field

      Activities in Community / Adopted Villages

      • Wind and Solar Energy Plants
      • Creating Sustainable Rural Energy Plans
      • Survey of CFL/ LED lamps, electric fan regulator, and electronic ballast for tube light to conserve electricity
      • Frictionless foot valves to considerably reduce the consumption of diesel in running the pump sets.
      • Feasibility of using rechargeable battery-operated systems across various occupations and institutions
      • Mechanical washing machines to empower women
      • Awareness camps on energy-efficient electrical appliances
      • Partner with local NGOs and CSR organizations in this field
      • IEC about benefits of related government Programmes

    9. Theme: Greenery
    10. Activities on Campus

      • Setting up a nursery/kitchen garden
      • Setting up a seed bank
      • Setting up a compost pit
      • Researching trees that take up minimal water and are good for the ecosystem (local, resilient species) and planting them during monsoon, and taking care of them (Vanamahotsav)
      • Landscaping on the campus
      • Use of organic manure for the plants
      • New buildings on the campus will follow green building norms

      Activities in Community / Adopted Villages

      • Growing Miyawaki forests/Nakshatravanam on barren land/Village
      • Greenery Programme
      • Eco-friendly agricultural practices
      • Smokeless Stoves.
      • Village landscaping
      • Documenting indigenous knowledge
      • Awareness camps on energy-efficient electrical appliances
      • Partner with local NGOs and CSR organizations in this field
      • Lok Vidya

    Resources

  • Swachh Campus Manual
  • Jal Shakti Campus and Jal Shakti Gram Manual