This Thane man has produced zero garbage in the last 12 years

  • Sixty-five-year-old Kaustubh Tamhankar.
    Sixty-five-year-old Kaustubh Tamhankar.  Pics: Rupali Shinde/iamin
  • A poster on his house’s front door states ‘We Do Not Produce Garbage'
    A poster on his house’s front door states ‘We Do Not Produce Garbage’ 

Sixty-five-year-old Kaustubh Tamhankar has not made trash in the past 12 years. A poster on his house’s front door, infact, states ‘We Do Not Produce Garbage.’

“For the past 12 years, I haven’t produced any garbage. Not a single piece of waste paper accumulated goes into the dustbin,” says the Thane-based man, who fertilises waste at his home.

Tamhankar is making a big difference in his home by recycling. “My wife Sharyu is fond of cleanliness and that made me think of doing something on similar lines for the environment. I observed that waste goes from one dustbin to other and then finally to dumping ground, which ultimately produces air pollution after burning. So I thought of organising waste in a manner, that it will not harm the environment. For starters, I threw away all the dustbins I had in my house. Then, I began to segregate dry waste and wet waste. In my house, none of the family members throw away a single piece of paper, everything goes to the scrap dealers,” Tamhankar explained.

Tamhankar’s balcony has three bags, one for wet waste, other for dry waste and the last one to collect plastic. “Plastic is non-biodegradable. I own Tansa Pvt Company which deals with pipes. Therefore, for manufacturing and delivering purposes, I use these plastic bags for packing,” he added.

Tamhankar sells Avirat Patra (continuous processing equipment) for Rs 900. “This equipment consists one basket which is attached with triangular shaped filter. At the base level, there’s a small pot which collects fertilised soil. Everyday one has to put waste in the basket, and spray water on it. After 4 weeks, one gets fertilised soil ( compost). I have made this equipment and sell it for Rs 900 to interested buyers,” he said. Tamhankar has also written a book explaining the advantages of recycling. The book can be purchased at any cost. “Readers can pay me the amount they feel like. There is no MRP on the book cover. It is available in Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi languages.”

To get in touch with Tamhankar, call 9819745393

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How to handle stays on Information Commission’s orders

Very often the orders given by Information Commissions are stayed by the High Courts without any reference to the RTI applicant.
Such cases languish for long periods and are effectively lost because most applicants find it difficult pursue them.
Thus public authorities render the orders of the Commissions on giving information, penalties and others ineffective.
Section 23 of the RTI Act clearly states:”No court shall entertain any suit, application or other proceeding in respect of any order made under this Act and no such order shall be called in question otherwise than by way of an appeal under this Act.” However courts entertain most of these under their writ jurisdiction. My considered view is that most of these cases are appeals wrongly labelled as Writs.
In most cases the applicant is not even informed about the hearing in which the stay is given. Article 226 (3) of the Constitution is a remedy for such conditions.
I have often wanted to challenge these practices and when the Maharashtra Commission issued an order confirming that Mumbai Metro was a public authority, i had prepared my challenge on these grounds ( with generous help from young advocate Sandeep Jalan). As luck would have it, Reliance did not challenge the order and hence i missed the opportunity.  When i was talking with Anjali Bhardwaj this morning she suggested that i should share the draft, so that these grounds could be used. I am attaching the 1500 word petition.

A few changes to suit your particular case may be required. I would be glad to assist. An applicant could file such a petition and
Alternately, Sandeep Jalan may be willing to give professional help His contact: Sandeep Jalan ; 9820671212

Courtesy : Shailesh Gandhi

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