Shubh Hemnani AND TEAM MEMBERS

Working on :

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR FLORAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AND ITS UTILIZATION.

PRAYUKTA PADELKAR, RHEA SHETKAR, MILLIN BEHERA, NAMRATA BONDE

WEEK 2

Change cannot be seen and achieved in one single day it needs proper planning and execution , Ramesh Raskar sir introduced us to such a great , efficient and accurate idea of planning and execution of our new ideas i.e the spot-probe method of 10weeks it was like a highway for our new ideas. The way he showed us the power of technology was really great and we could find out 1000's of opportunities in it and can change the lives. Right from going cashless to portable medical devices technology and digitalization has changed the world and a new era of automation has begun. The most amazing point for me and my team was the cycle of excitement , boring and comfort zone it clearly explains how our new ideas can get a thrust and track for its application. Every single day world needs modification and updation this is only possible through research and application of new idea and in turn the process has many opportunities hidden in it.

WEEK 3

Resource Map

PEOPLE AND ORGANISATION

  • PUJ CHALIYASAHEB JHULELAL MANDIR
  • SWAMI SHANTIPRAKASH MAHARAJ ASHRAM
  • SIDDHIVINAYAK TEMPLE
  • GANPATI TEMPLE,ISKCON TEMPLE,SRI AYYAPPA TEMPLE – NERUL,HAJI ALI DARGAH
  • MAHALAKSHMI TEMPLE,DADAR FLOWER MARKET,VASHI FLOWER MARKET
  • BREAKTHROUGHS AND RISKS

    The temples owned by government bodies or parties are reluctant to share information about the trustees and any vendors.According to locals, there are no regular flower vendors. They may come or may not. So the flowers are brought by the locals visiting the temples.Temples owned by big organizations provide the flowers but are reluctant to share the source.Some temples own their personal garden but access to it is not allowed.The temple attendants get offended when asked about the flower source. Few temples lie on the outskirts of the city so the access gets difficult.

    SURVEY QUESTIONS

  • 1. WHAT AMOUNT OF FLOWERS ARE USED BY TEMPLE ON EVERYDAY BASIS / SPECIAL DAY BASIS / FESTIVAL DAYS FOR DECORATION PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER WORK?
  • 2. WHAT IS DONE WITH FLOWERS AFTER ITS BEING OFFERED OR AFTER ITS USE?
  • 3. FROM WHERE DEVOTEES BRING FLOWERS FOR OFFERINGS(SOURCE)?
  • 4. FROM WHERE TEMPLE ARRANGES FLOWRS FOR ITS USE(SOURCE)?
  • 5. HOW MANY FLOWERS/ GARLANDS A SINGLE DEVOTEE OFFERS (APPROX.)?
  • 6. FROM WHERE THESE FLOWER VENDORS PURCHASE FLOWERS?
  • 7. WHAT DO THESE FLOWER VENDORS DO WITH THE UNSOLD FLOWERS?
  • 8. HOW MUCH AMOUNT OF FLOWER IS SOLD BY FLOWER VENDOR ON DAILY/SPECIAL DAYS/FESTIVALS?
  • 9. DOES YOUR TEMPLE HAS ANY FLORAL WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM? IF NO HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT IT? IF YES HOW IT IS BEING PROCESSED?
  • 10. HOW MANY BOUQUETS ARE SOLD PER DAY?
  • 11. HOW MUCH AMOUNT OF FLOWER IS USED FOR DECORATIONS OF WEDDING LAWNS AND WEDDING CARS?
  • 12. DO YOU OWN ANY PERSONALISED GARDEN FOR YOUR TEMPLE?
  • 13. DO YOU DECOMPOSE /REUSE /RECYCLE USED FLOWERS?
  • 14. HOW MANY TYPES OF FLOWERS ARE OFFERED , PURCHASED AND USED?
  • 15. WHAT PROBLEMS DO YOU FACE REGARDING FLORAL WASTE?
  • 16. ANY OF YOUR TEMPLE MANAGER OR TEMPLE AUTHORITY HAS SOME SUGGESTIONS ON MANAGEMENT OF FLORAL WASTE?
  • 17. IS THEIR ANY PROBLEM DURING TRANSPORTATION OF FLOWERS ?
  • 18. WHAT TYPE OF PROBLEMS DO FLOWER SUPPLIERS , FARMERS, VENDORS, SUFFER DUE TO FLORAL WASTE?
  • WEEK 4

    FIELD VISIT

    26th JUNE ,29Th JUNE and 30th JUNE 2019
    As part of our project on ‘AI For Floral Waste Management And Its Utilization’ our team conducted a survey . The survey was divided into 2 sections A]Survey on textile and dying industry in which we covered 2 industries namely Siddhivinayak Chemicals and Dyes (mulund) and MJ Jeans (ambernath) B]Survey on temples in which we covered 9 temples and 2 flower markets viz. chaliya sahib mandir [unr] , shanti prakash ashram [unr], titwala ganpati temple [titwala] , ram mandir [matunga] , siddhivinayak temple [dadar] , mahalaxmi temple [Mumbai-west] ,isckon [juhu and kharghar] , jagannath temple [kharghar] and matunga , dadar flower market respectively.

    We got to interact with many people and got the real image of situation , all these interactions were very helpful and gave us the clear idea of future of our project and also provided us track to work further on our project

    Based on the interaction we concluded the following points

    1. the concept and our idea of organic dye has great scope and is very much needed in textile and dye industry
    2. the textile and dye industries are facing a lot of problems by government and pollution control board.
    3. there is no proper method for disposal of floral waste.
    4. almost 80% of temples are discarding their floral waste in rivers or in municipal waste there by polluting river and giving rise to land pollution
    5. 5% of temples give their floral offerings back to devotees after touching flower to god
    6. 5% of temples give the offering back to flower vendors and reuse it again there by reducing the floral waste generation.
    7. 10% of temples make fertilizer from their floral waste or make compost from it and use it as manure in their own fields and farms.