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

Jyoti D. Pawar
Jyoti D. Pawar
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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 seven 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 https://outreach.unigoa.ac.in/sbsi/

The SES-REC for 2021-22 was re-constituted on 13/11/2021, for successful implementation of the Swachh Bharat Student Internship (SBSI 2021). The idea of SES-REC was initiated initially in response to the request made by the Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education at the behest of the Ministry of Education. The seven main themes identified for SBSI 2021 are as under:

  • Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Waste Management
  • Water Management
  • Energy Management and
  • Greenery
  • Following two new themes added from 2021-22:

  • Marine Farming
  • Education Outreach

  • Members

    Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Chairperson: Dr. Amavel Murty, Medical Officer, Goa University
  • Coordinators: Dr. Kanchanmala B. Deshpande and Ms. Sulochana S. Pednekar
  • Waste Management
  • Chairperson: Prof. Chandrashekher U. Rivonker, Senior Professor of Marine Sciences
  • Coordinators: Dr. Sangeeta M. Naik and Mr. Ravaji V. Gaunkar
  • Water Management
  • Chairperson: Dr. Anthony Arthur A. Viegas, Vice-Dean (Academic), SEOAS, Goa University
  • Coordinators: Dr. Sohini Ganguly and Dr. Vinay Madgaonkar
  • Energy Management
  • Chairperson: Prof. Rajendra S. Gad, Vice-Dean (Research), SPAS, Goa University
  • Coordinators: Dr. Pranav Naik and Dr. Lakshangy Charya
  • Greenery
  • Chairperson: Prof. Bernard F. Rodrigues, Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences and Environment, Goa University
  • Coordinators: Dr. Nitin S. Sawant and Dr. Siddhi K. Jalmi
  • Marine Farming
  • Chairperson: Dr. Lata Gawade Velip, Assistant Professor of Microbiology
  • Coordinators: Dr. Pranay P. Morajkar and Ms. Judith Noronha
  • Education Outreach
  • Chairperson: Dr. Pranay P. Morajkar, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Coordinators: Dr. Lata Gawade Velip and Dr. Reshma Raut Dessai
  • The Director, Directorate of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (DUBA) will be the Convenor and co-ordinate the activities of the SES-REC.


    A Sample List of Suggested Activities for SBSI 2021-22

    Note: Due to the Pandemic period, SBSI 2021 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 seven themes listed below –

    1. Theme: Sanitation and Hygiene
    2. Chairperson: Dr. Amavel Murty, Medical Officer, Goa University

      Coordinators: Members:

      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
      • Awareness about menstrual hygiene management and promotion of sustainable menstrual products
      • 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 Aanganwadi workers with innovative tools to ease their work
      • Awareness about menstrual hygiene management and promotion of sustainable menstrual products
      • Partner with local NGOs and CSR organizations in this field
      • Activate Village Health and Sanitation committees under NRHM in collaboration with Village Panchayat

    3. Theme: Waste Management
    4. Chairperson: Prof. Chandrashekher U. Rivonker, Dean, SEOAS, Goa University

      Coordinators: Members:

      Activities on Campus

      • Create awareness on waste management
      • 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
      • Encourage use of cloth banners
      • Encourage Paperless work – use of email, WhatsApp for communication
      • Technology enabled solutions

      Activities in Community / Adopted Villages

      • Create awareness on waste management
      • Encourage use of dustbins
      • 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
      • Working with Village Panchayats, Self Help Groups, Sports clubs etc.

    5. Theme: Water Management
    6. Chairperson: Dr. Anthony Arthur A. Viegas, Vice-Dean(Academic), SEOAS, Goa University

      Coordinators: Members:

      Activities on Campus

      • Management of Water harvesting structure and deep injection borehole near Jubilee Hall.
      • Management of Rooftop rainwater harvesting Near Block C, Goa University.
      • Management of bund to arrest surface runoff and increase infiltration of rainwater near Football Ground.

      Activities in Community / Adopted Villages

      • Monitoring of groundwater level in the nearby UBA adopted villages.

    7. Theme: Energy Management
    8. Chairperson: Prof. R.S. Gad, Vice-Dean (Research), SPAS, Goa University

      Coordinators: Members:

      Activities on Campus

      • Audit of energy-efficient heating, cooling, lighting, and water systems on the campus
      • Audit of building wise monthly use of electricity on the university campus
      • 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

      • Awareness about energy saving measures through wall paintings in adopted villages
      • Efforts to make available solar based equipment to villagers at affordable rates by establishing partnership with manufacturers.
      • 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. Chairperson: Prof. Bernard F. Rodrigues, Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences and Environment, Goa University

      Coordinators: Members:

      Activities on Campus

      • Seed Collection, raising and maintaining a nursery
      • Vermicomposting/ Composting
      • Landscaping
      • Tree Plantation and maintenance

      Activities in Community / Adopted Villages

      • Kitchen garden/Terrace garden
      • Eco-friendly agricultural practices
      • Documenting indigenous knowledge

    11. Theme: Marine Farming
    12. Chairperson: Dr. Lata Gawade Velip, Microbiology Dept., Goa University

      Coordinators: Members:
      • Dr. Sunita Borkar, PES’s Ravi Sitaram Naik College of Arts and Science, Farmagudi, Ponda, Goa
      • Dr. Rajanikanta Mishra, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (MoES), Goa
      • Dr. Venkataramana Vankara, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (MoES), Goa
      • Ms. Kirti Murgaonkar, Assistant Registrar (Teaching), Goa University, Goa
      • Mr. Redualdo Severino Serrao, Biotechnology Dept., Goa University, Goa
      • Mr. Gajanan Mayekar, Microbiology Dept., Goa University, Goa
      • Mr. Bhanudas Gaude, Madkai Village, Goa
      • Mr. Makarand Kavlekar, Madkai Village, Goa
      • Mr. Yogesh Gaude, Madkai Village, Goa

      Activities on Campus

      • Internship on Marine Farming activities for PG students.
      • Workshop on Oyster and Mussel cultivation.
      • Workshop on advances in Marine farming techniques.
      • Expert talk on Marine Farming. (National and International)
      • Visits to National Research Laboratories like CSIR, MoES, ICAR etc.
      • Monthly Analysis of water samples for biological and physico-chemical parameters at laboratory
      • Documentation of the results and entire process of the Mussel/Oyster cultivation.
      • Documentation of the change / difference in water parameters at sites after Mussel/Oyster cultivation
      • Development of ponds / tanks towards inland fisheries practices.
      • Workshop and demonstration on selection of Seaweed and cultivation
      • Expert talk on seaweed cultivation and culturing
      • Demonstration on various species of edible mushroom cultivations
      • Cultivation of Mushrooms
      • Workshop on Mushroom cultivation
      • Expert talk on Mushroom cultivation and entrepreneurship
      • Awareness on rural development programs and schemes in collaboration with the designated Government departments like Fisheries Dept., Agriculture Dept., Social Welfare Dept. etc.

      Activities in Community / Adopted Villages

      • Oyster, Mussel cultivation as a skill enhancement project in villages to support SHGs / initiate startups.
      • Selection of Mussel/Oyster cultivation sites in villages and approval from village panchayat.
      • Workshop cum demonstration of Oyster and Mussel seeding techniques
      • Planning and Mussel spat deployment at selected cultivation sites.
      • Monitoring growth of the Mussel and Oysters at the cultivation sites.
      • Monthly water sampling at the Mussel rafts locations to monitor biological and physico-chemical parameters of the region.
      • Development of ponds / tanks towards inland Fisheries practices.
      • Workshop and demonstration on Seaweed cultivation
      • Selection of sites for Seaweeds cultivation
      • Selection of Seaweeds for cultivation
      • Seaweed cultivation at appropriate locations
      • Awareness on various species of edible Mushrooms
      • Workshop and demonstration on various species of edible mushroom cultivations
      • Planning and preparation for different species of edible mushrooms.
      • Cultivation of mushrooms
      • Expert talks on mushroom cultivation and entrepreneurship
      • Expert talk on seaweed cultivation and culturing
      • Entrepreneurship and self-employment through skill enhancement
      • Youth and women empowerment
      • Awareness on rural development programs and schemes in collaboration with the designated Government departments like Fisheries Dept., Agriculture Dept., Social Welfare Dept. etc.
      • Formation of farmers group, capacity building of farmers.
      • Domestic marketing of the produce
      • Initiation and promotion of microenterprise in collaboration with designated Government departments and private agencies.

    13. Theme: Education Outreach
    14. Chairperson: Dr. Pranay P. Morajkar, School of Chemical Sciences, Goa University

      Coordinators: Members:

      Activities on Campus

      • Astronomy Education and Awareness on Eclipses
      • Workshop on Sky observation using telescope
      • Awareness program on Space research & its significance in daily life
      • Workshop on astronomical base of Indian festivals & seasons
      • Hands on training on creating scientific exhibits/experiments and showcasing their significance in daily life
      • Demonstration of scientific exhibits in Schools and Colleges affiliated to Goa University
      • Exhibition cum Competition on Designing innovative scientific exhibits for Sustainable Energy & Environmental Applications
      • Awareness program on Goa’s marine ecology, marine farming opportunities in Goa
      • Workshop cum demonstration of Mussel & Oyster seeding techniques
      • Awareness program on Mushroom Cultivation
      • Workshop cum demonstration of Mushroom cultivation techniques

      Activities in Community / Adopted Villages

      • Astronomy Education and Awareness on Eclipses
      • Workshop on Sky observation using telescope
      • Awareness program on Space research & its significance in daily life
      • Workshop on astronomical base of Indian festivals & seasons
      • Awareness program on Goa’s marine ecology, marine farming opportunities in Goa
      • Workshop cum demonstration of Mussel & Oyster seeding techniques
      • Awareness program on Mushroom Cultivation

    Resources

  • Samanvay - Goa
  • Swachh Campus Manual
  • Jal Shakti Campus and Jal Shakti Gram Manual