Climate change is a threat that has already started to take its place and it is all too real.
With the increase in skyscrapers and the decrease in forest area, not many people are ready to accept the fact that we should’ve started fighting against it many years ago. Not now, when there are level five hurricanes and forest fires ravaging different parts of the world all at once.
But there is always hope. And in India, that’s in the form of these startup companies that are doing their bit in saving the earth.
Quick economic growth rate
It’s an assurance that while India is tracking strategies for quick economic growth rate, it’s also experiencing an increase in construction, utilization of goods and command for energy — resulting in a boost in carbon emissions and environmental pollution, more than ever in cities.
Because of the fast-paced urbanization that is occurring in all the metropolitan cities of India, waste management has always been a problem. In earlier times, it was the practice to fill up landfills and burn the waste. Recycling is now the better option, before making sure that the waste is segregated first.
Banyan Nation is a Hyderabad-based waste management start-up which has the procedures already in place to generate a zero-waste proposal to streamline and computerize urban recycling operations at every phase.
This company was founded by Mani Vajipey and Raj Madangopal in 2013 and has since then teamed up with the government to set up the zero-waste proposal in the city.
Merging informatics and hardware engineering on the platform provided by Intel, Banyan Nation’s management system aspires to root out holdups in India’s recycling value chain.
Accessible solar capacity
In their ventures to affix to the accessible solar capacity of the country, social companies such as Selco have played an involved role in raising awareness, finances and taking innovations such as solar powered lanterns and micro grid to rural areas.
Harish Hande co-founded the company in 1995 with Neville Williams with a mission to keep India moving forward with the help of solar power.
Energy of the sun
A recent survey shows that less than five percent of the Indian population use the energy of the sun, and we still have a long way forward.
Of course, with the added support from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), green energy missions can go much farther.
Another start-up in Ahmedabad, Ecolibrium Energy is helping several companies reduce their energy costs.
How do they do it?
Ecolibrium sets up sensors in different parts of an assembly line in a factory and its cloud-based software system evaluates the information collected to locate power inefficiencies and suggests ways to plug them.
Founded by Chaitan and Harit Soni, they had initially planned to build a company for biofuels and clean energy. Instead, they got the idea for a Demand Response system, a system that should be able to work in power-deficit countries.
This is an energetic system where electricity supply is managed between customers, and some clients lessen their usage at times when other users have a need to draw more power.