Waste in my community
In a recent study it can be noticed that around 21 million tons of wheat is wasted in India. India has been going through immense food wastage from the last few years. Food is one of the basic necessities which is required for the survival of humans. Every citizen of the country contributes in the growth of the country. In India most of the food is wasted due to the unpredictable rains, less life span of fruits and vegetables and the poor cold storages. We need to concentrate on food rescue rather than recycling processes. When we could rescue food from getting wasted we can feed the poor and reduce the starvation deaths in the country. During the covid 19 pandemic most of the Indian citizens died due to hunger. When the food production is less the cost of the food increases then many people of the country couldn’t afford the basic necessities which can lead to more deaths. We need to encourage youth for coming up with food rescue companies. Food rescue companies works on increasing the life span of fruits and vegetables and supplying the food to needy people.
Agriculture is considered to be one of the biggest pillar of our country. When we could come up with good implementation and methodologies for farmers it could help them to get better yield. This can reduce the buyers cost as well. Most of the fruits and vegetables lose its life when they are sent for various places for consumption. We need to use technologies that can increase the life span of fruits and vegetables. There is plenty of food being wasted in restaurants, hotels and dhabas. We need to rescue the food wasted in hotels and supply it to the poor. We need to encourage NGOs coming up with food rescue schemes. When we could encourage agriculture methodologies it could bring more employment in our country with good amount of profits to the farmer. Israel is considered to be one of the highest food producing country. It adapted various methodologies and brought better changes in the field of agriculture. It converted deserts into farms and could earn a good yield with good profits. We need to plan to implement even such methodologies from foreign countries to reduce the food wastage. The fruits and vegetables not fit for human consumption can be used to feed the animals. Carrying a cotton bag for shopping and bringing groceries could less the wastage in our community. Reducing the usage of plastic water bottles and replacing the plastic containers with steel or wooden containers can less the side effects in consumption of the food. Most of the makeup products are being sold in plastic containers. We need to promote brands that are organic and natural. Using glass storage cans can reduce the usage of the plastic containers in kitchen. Having a mini gardens in balconies and garden areas can help us produce vegetables and fruits for consumption. Greenery promotes the well being of human and it be beneficial in two ways. Plastic usage in restaurants should promote steel and glass products. Usage of plant based products should be increased. Wearing handloom clothes that are made in our country could be a big step in promoting natural fibrous clothes. Handloom clothes are soft and easy to carry this could help the small scale industries to rise. Hydroponics is the latest technique used in urban areas to grow healthy plants without using the traditional soil instead using a mineral rich water solution instead. It could be great initiative for People living in apartment and couldn’t have a garden. Hydroponics is a little bit expensive method but it could be quite beneficial. This method needs less sunlight to grow. Solar energy panels can be a good initiative for consumption of energy and using the same energy for the future needs. Solar panels are one of the best energy sources. Using two different dust bins for dry and wet waste could be quite easy to dump the waste. Using bicycle for nearest distances could help to maintain health as well as to save fuel resources for future generations. Travelling in public transport can also contribute in saving the energy resources.
It is the responsibility of each and every citizen of this country to contribute for a sustainable living. Resources need to be available for future generations. Today is the time where we could take actions on the issues. Food rescue is the first and foremost thing that we need to take action upon. Food rescuing can be done from hotels and restaurants and that should be supplied to the needy people of the country. Country’s development can take place only when it’s citizen are capable of having a hunger free life with all basic necessities. “Stop Wasting and Start Saving”.