MHRD Govt India FDP on MBA in Waste Management & Social Entrepreneurship, Hyderabad 22-23 March, 2019

MHRD Govt India FDP on MBA in Waste Management & Social Entrepreneurship, Hyderabad 22-23 March, 2019

Dr. Vivek Agrawal was invited as industry expert by MHRD, Government of India to faculty development workshop on waste management and social entrepreneurship at Hyderabad on 22-23, March 2019. Addressing the participants, he emphasized We need psychologists, chemical engineers, management people, financial managers, technology experts for successful implementation. 1. If academics, researchers, planners and policy makers can work together, we can have trained manpower which in turn leads to success of the programme. 2. There are two major common threads for non-sustenance of projects. Lack of resources and lack of connectivity. These are two important critical factors for failure. 3. MBA is a science and the resources have to be utilised efficiently and effectively. In this programme, resource is a waste. It consists of three M’s – Manpower, Machines and Money 4. People from all streams, viz., psychologists, Chemical Engineers, management people, financial managers, technology experts, etc... are required to manage waste efficiently and effectively. 5. What we were looking for in the last 20 years is going to get now through this course. 6. There is a requirement for 17000 personnel at supervisory level and above per year. 1,17,000 tonnes of waste is generated every day. Manpower is required to manage this waste. 7. Application and technology integration is very critical and it is a challenge to be tackled with. 8. 80 percent of Waste management done by corporate is a failure. 80 percent of Waste management project (collection/disposal) worked well when they are run by MSMSE or NGO. 9. Field work exposure will help students connect to waste. We can help with International Solid Waste Association. Live projects can be provided for students in India or abroad. 10. Same technology or resources cannot be used because of changes in the characteristics of wastes within 50 metres of distance in any part of the country. Manpower required for WM is not calculated by parameters. 11. More importance needs to be provided to micro-planning for resource requirement calculation. 12. Good trucks to transport waste are required. Currently, they are used at 40-50 percent of capacity, but they are generating carbon footprints. This is also a research area to be explored. Similarly, with waste to energy industry, there are 5 dysfunctions. The best of technology is available but there is non-availability of right type of waste. 13. A chapter on the historical perspective of Waste Management in the country will be a complement to the course. Waste segregation has been practised for many years now. With slavery in the past, those systems were forgotten. There is a dependency on government subsidies. Here is the active role, the graduates of MBA in Waste Management and Social Entrepreneurship can play. 14. Rag pickers are also micro entrepreneurs. Oraganise them and build their capacity and recognise them differently with a motivating title to achieve better Waste Management. 15. Everyone should live a simplistic life. By eating food outside, we fall sick, go to hospital, and generate waste there also. It is due to a consumerist society. 16. Behavioural change requires time, and it cannot be done overnight 17. Japan took 20 years to reach from 2 percent to 80 percent waste segregation. In India, we are picking waste if someone points us, not scream. There is more awareness now. 18. MGNCRE has done commendable work; want to associate through International Solid Waste Management association. There are 2 journals – Waste Management Work, Waste Management & Research. The participants were invited to contribute. There will be a congress in 2022 in India. 19. There are tremendous opportunities in Food waste. Poor people eat form dumps. Jaipur has royal weddings. There is an organisation named Annakshetra in Jaipur. They collect extra food. They started with a team of 3 members and now they are a team of 60 people. 10 are trained management graduates. This can be channelized and this will help combating hunger contributing to the environment. It will open up opportunities for graduates of this new course. 20. 60% of Waste management is about the workers and their life. They live two thirds of the human life. Waste Management is not yet considered as hazardous industry by ILO. We need intervention to influence public policy and ILO. So there are nothing related to occupational hazards. 21. Need to change the name for WM to resource Mgmt