Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Xiaomi India Joins Hands With Stonesoup Trust To Streamline Waste Management Across Kannamangala Gram Panchayat In Karnataka

* The collaboration aims to effectively manage 100% of the wet waste and 80% of all waste at the panchayat level creating 'Namma Swachha Kannamangala'

Xiaomi India, a global technology brand, has announced a partnership with Stonesoup Trust to launch a first-of-its-kind comprehensive waste management initiative in Kannamangala Gram Panchayat. The project's objective is to minimize waste generation at its origin and handle it locally and responsibly. It will specifically tackle the significant waste management issues confronted by communities within the gram panchayat. The emphasis will be on efficient source segregation and adopting sustainable waste processing practices. Kannamangala Gram Panchayat aims to set a precedent for others by taking charge of their waste management and illustrating the principles of a circular economy.

As part of the 'Namma Swachha Kannamangala' campaign, Stonesoup Trust will work with Kannamangala Gram Panchayat, Citizen Group Force GW, and MLA’s Mahadevpura Task Force. Gram Panchayat has 6 settlements, 14 gated communities, and 80+ commercial establishments. They will oversee the implementation of the project including waste segregation at the source, collection, and the processing of wet and dry waste. A women SHG group, Bharathambe Sanjeevani Grama Panchayat Organization will be trained to build awareness and run operations to ensure long-term sustainability.

Commenting on the partnership, Muralikrishnan B, President, Xiaomi India, said, “At Xiaomi India, we have always been committed to environmental sustainability and community welfare. Collaborating with Stonesoup Trust underscores our dedication to creating a substantial positive change in Kannamangala. Through the implementation of a resilient waste management system, we intend to bring tangible benefits to the entire community. We aim to efficiently handle 100% of the wet waste at the panchayat level as we aspire to pave the way for a cleaner and more eco-friendly future in Kannamangala."

Stonesoup will work closely with the Mahadevapura task force and Force GW, to compost wet waste at the local processing center. The gram panchayat is actively involved in providing essential civil infrastructure, including a well-maintained road, land, and shed, to facilitate waste management. To ensure effective waste collection, women from the SHG team are equipped with information and vehicles to collect segregated waste. Subsequently, the wet waste will undergo composting, and the dry waste will be sorted and sent for recycling.

Malini Parmar, Founder Stonesoup.in, “We are pleased to partner with Xiaomi India for this significant waste management initiative and work closely with local stakeholders.  We aim to create a sustainable model for waste composting and contribute to a healthier environment for the villagers. We have looked at transforming and mechanizing processes to improve working conditions in waste. This initiative showcases the power of collective efforts in bringing about positive change and inspires us to continue our mission of building a greener future.”

Lingaraj Urs, Member Panchayat said, "Our waste is our responsibility. We appreciate that Stonesoup Trust and Xiaomi have come together to help us achieve Namma Swachha Kannamangala's goal, which is to manage waste locally while creating employment for women SHGs. What started as a pilot project in a small village in Bevinimara, today has been scaled up to include 5 more villages. We hope this model will become a template for other Gram panchayat to manage their waste."

Xiaomi India has consistently demonstrated its commitment to the environment and people through its dedicated efforts. From sustainable waste management collaborations to impactful social initiatives, Xiaomi India strives to make a positive difference by promoting environmental sustainability.

About Xiaomi Corporation,

Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is a consumer electronics and smart manufacturing company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core. Embracing our vision of “Make friends with users and be the coolest company in the users’ hearts”, Xiaomi continuously pursues innovations, high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology. Xiaomi is one of the world’s leading smartphone companies.

According to Canalys, the company’s market share in terms of smartphone shipments ranked No. 3 globally in 2022. In December 2022, MAU of MIUI reached approximately 582 million globally. The company has also established the world’s leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform, with 589 million smart devices connected to its platform as of December 31, 2022, excluding smartphones, tablets and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. In August 2022, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the fourth time, ranking #266, up 72 places compared to 2021. Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng TECH Index and Hang Seng China 50 Index.

Xiaomi India is the number 1 smartphone player since Q3 2017 IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report.Xiaomi India is the number 1 Smart TV brand since Q2 2018 IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tracker.

About Stonesoup Trust

Stonesoup trust aims to reduce the amount of waste going out of a municipal ward/gram panchayat by , Composting wet waste locally , Spreading awareness on the importance of reducing single use disposables including sanitary waste, Encouraging initiatives to upcycle, recycle, repair, swap etc in the local community while creating dignified employment for the local people.We strive to create models that will serve as a template for individuals, organizations and  local municipalities to achieve zero waste.Selected as 75 women transforming India by Niti Aayog in 2022 and UN Women Industry Disruptors in 2021.

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