Tata & teri - Innovation for India Award winner

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A quick case study on TATA chemical and TERI's Social innovation for business.They won an Innovation for India award at the Marico Innovation's Foundations award night.

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Tata & teri - Innovation for India Award winner

  1. 1. Tata Chemicals Ltd. and The Energy Research Institute: Greening of Malara<br />
  2. 2. Tata Chemicals Ltd. & TERI: Greening of Malara<br />Context : <br /><ul><li>Soda ash solid wastes highly alkaline.
  3. 3. 12 soda ash manufacturing sites have been closed
  4. 4. No new plants in 15 years in the developed world.</li></ul>Global Ecological Problem<br />
  5. 5. Tata Chemicals Ltd. & TERI: Greening of Malara<br />Context:<br />Tata Chemicals is the world’s second largest producer of soda ash<br />30 acre solid waste dump site at Malara<br />Innovation:<br />For the first time:<br /><ul><li>a highly alkaline and saline site recovered.
  6. 6. green cover with a living ecosystem developed
  7. 7. By the use of bio fertilisers and bioremediation techniques.</li></li></ul><li>INSTEAD<br />NEVER BEFORE<br />Tata Chemicals Ltd. & TERI: Greening of Malara<br /><ul><li>Existing soda ash waste for soil
  8. 8. Soda ash solid waste has NEVER been reclaimed elsewhere
  9. 9. Saline water has NEVER been used for irrigation, always fresh water
  10. 10. Reclamationhas NEVER before been done WITHOUT bringing in good earth
  11. 11. Has it been done WITHOUT chemicals
  12. 12. Saline resistant indigenous plants
  13. 13. Suitable micro organisms</li></li></ul><li>Tata Chemicals Ltd. & TERI: Greening of Malara<br />Mutual association = fungus &root of plant. <br />Benefit:<br />• For Fungus: Food manufactured by plant<br />• For Plant:<br />Improved nutrients uptake capability. <br />Improved Osmotic balance<br />Improved the soil binding <br />Improved heavy metal balance <br />Emerging root system <br />
  14. 14. Tata Chemicals Ltd. & TERI: Greening of Malara<br />2002-03: 2.5 Acres<br />2003-04: + 10 Acres<br />2004-05: + 10 Acres<br />2005-06 onwards: plantation maintained + growing fruits and vegetables.<br />
  15. 15. Tata Chemicals Ltd. & TERI: Greening of Malara<br />Impact:<br />Financial Impact:<br /><ul><li>Saved relocation cost of Rs. 12 crore.</li></ul>Environmental impact:<br /><ul><li>22.5 acres have been transformed
  16. 16. More than 20,000 plants of six varieties grown.
  17. 17. Vegetables grow in favourable seasons.
  18. 18. Ecosystem of insects, frogs, butterflies, ants, rats, snakes and birds
  19. 19. Zero fine dust pollution</li></ul>Before<br />After<br />
  20. 20. Tata Chemicals Ltd. & TERI: Greening of Malara<br />Malara’s success goes global: Kuwait, Qatar, Mozambique<br />
  21. 21. Congratulations Tata Chemicals Ltd. & TERI!<br />

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