Kaixiang Cui, Ruwen Yi, Ruohan Yin, Haolin Yuan
Our project, "Nurturing Growth, Transforming Remnants" aims to counter the negative impacts of the Green Revolution in Mansoorwal Kalan. We will focus on the Zira Factory as a starting point, transforming it into a waste treatment centre to mitigate pollution caused by the winemaking process. By repurposing waste into valuable resources like animal feed and compost, we will provide local farmers with a sustainable and cost-effective fertiliser supply.
Simultaneously, we will implement a phytoremediation plan, selecting plants that absorb pollutants effectively. Over 15 years, we will cultivate these plants in different plots near the factory, improving soil and maintaining long-term agricultural sustainability.
To address social factors, we have devised a four-phase management plan spanning 15 years. This includes environmental assessments, crop rotation techniques, and the utilisation of liquor by-products as organic fertilisers. Additionally, we will establish community-focused initiatives such as a shared trust, a school, a hospital, and a farmers' market, promoting self-sufficiency and supporting the well-being of the villagers.
In summary, our project comprises waste conversion, phytoremediation, and a comprehensive management plan. By repurposing waste, restoring the land, and implementing sustainable practices, we aim to create a thriving and environmentally sound future for Mansoorwal Kalan.