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Plastic, paper scraps and Metal wastes turn into Decorative Light Strings and ‘Diyas’ for Diwali in Rajasthan

The money earned from the sale of Diwali items will be used for skill development programmes for the girls at Naari Niketan

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Kota, Oct 27, 2016: In Rajasthan’s Kota, people have found an eco-friendly way to celebrate Diwali, this year. Homes will be lit up with decorative light strings and ‘diyas’  made from plastic scraps and metal waste, to celebrate the festival.

In an attempt to save the environment, girls from a shelter home based in Kota-  ‘Naari Nikataan’ have turned waste plastic and glass bottles, boxes and cartons and metal into decorative pieces, mentioned PTI.

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“The items made by them were sold in a two-day exhibition-cum-workshop at Rain Basera Park. The event saw a huge footfall. It was a big encouragement for them,” Bharti Gaud, secretary at Sachetan Society, a Kota-based NGO, said to PTI.

The items that were exhibited were priced between Rs 75 to Rs 300 and the initiative was part of the society’s ‘Up-cycling the Waste’ campaign. “The money earned from the sale will be used for skill development programmes for the girls at Naari Niketan,” she said.

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For girls, the city-based NGO runs an art-and-craft centre and has been organising skill development programmes for the last three years.

“All the decorative items are made from waste plastic and glass bottles, and cartons and paper boxes. Like the vertical and horizontal light strings with decorative flowers, are made from waste plastic bottles and the diyas from waste aluminium and candles,” she said to PTI.

About 80 gram of plastic from discarded bottles were used to make decorative strings, Gaud said.

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Elaborating on her oganisation’s ‘Up-Cycling Waste’ campaign, she said, “Sachetan has a fifth principle to waste management. It’s called ‘Up-Cycle the Waste’. It is in addition to the existing principles of reuse, refuse, defuse and recycle waste.

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  • Ruchika Kumari

    good initiative……it is our duty to protect our mother land…we should celebrate eco friendly Diwali

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Chinese Products Sales may Decline 40-45 % this Diwali: Assocham

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New Delhi, October 9: Be it decorative items like lights, gift items, lamps and wall hangings or other product, the sale of Chinese products is likely to decline by 40-45 per cent this Diwali as compared to last year, a survey by Assocham-Social Development Foundation (ASDF) said here on Monday.

“There has been a 40-45 per cent impact on goods like decorative lights which records huge sales during Diwali, whereas a slight impact has also been seen on China-made electronic goods like mobile phones etc. As per the paper, the demand of electronic items like LCDs, mobile phones and others items made in China has also declined by 15-20 per cent,” said Assocham Secretary General D.S. Rawat.

The industry chamber said it has interacted with wholesalers, retailers, traders in cities of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and Mumbai to estimate the demand for Chinese products across India.

According to an estimate, the value of Chinese goods sold in 2016 during Diwali was around Rs 6,500 crore. Out of the total, over Rs 4,000 crore was Diwali-related items such as toys, fancy lights, gift items, plastic ware and decorative goods among many other items.

The most sought after Chinese items are fancy lights, lampshades, Ganesha and Laxmi idols, rangolis and crackers. As per findings of the survey, this Diwali, people are preferring Indian products over Chinese goods.

The paper said according to the shopkeepers, most of the customers are demanding Indian lights.

“There was a huge demand for made in China fancy lights in the market but it is also decreasing. Also, the quality of Chinese products is also questionable with no shopkeeper giving any sort of guarantee on Chinese items once sold. Firecrackers made at Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu are preferred in comparison to Chinese crackers,” stated the report.(IANS)