Bengaluru: SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Bengaluru Campus announced successful implementation of several green initiatives on the World Environment Day.
Although this campus is located in a densely populated city like Bengaluru, the campus has taken several initiatives to ensure that they do not forget their role in contributing to conserve nature. The campus actively promotes recycling of the used resources in the best possible way.
Aspiring to be one of the greenest
campuses in the country, NMIMS Bengaluru campus has set up a large storage tank for rainwater harvesting during the monsoon season to ensure sufficient water during the dry summers. This water is used in plant sprinklers, irrigates the trees and keeps the soil damp and moist. This also contributes in maintaining the water table and maintain healthy soil quality.
“We aim to make the NMIMS Bengaluru Campus aligned to the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals. We have all necessary aids to recycle and reuse natural resources, implement waste management processes, and conserve scarce resources for the generations to come.” says Dr. Rajendra Nargundkar, Director – NMIMS, Bangalore
The campus has also installed a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) within the campus to recycle used water rather than discharge it into the nearby canal. The treated water is used instead of the fresh water for gardening coconut and fruit trees in the campus.
Chemical fertilisers and pesticides are replaced by organic manure. Grass curtailed from overgrowing and tree leaves collected in the campus are used as a natural fertiliser. This process of decomposition requires no chemical intervention. Organic manure balances the soil ecosystem, boosts plant health naturally and most importantly does not upset the balance in the soil because they don’t leave behind any artificial compounds.
With such environmentally friendly measures in place, SVKM’s NMIMS Bengaluru campus aims to make its carbon footprint zero in times to come.