Around 5.00 pm, on Friday, 27 December 2013, a quiet classroom in AMA started filling up. This was icreate’s first session of the ‘IdiaAdda’ series. From aspiring entrepreneurs/entrepreneurs to academia to some who found the word ‘IdiaAdda’ interesting, the participants of the first session were excited to hear, Mr. S. B Dangayach, Managing Director, Sintex Industries Ltd, talk about the ‘Entrepreneurial opportunities on Solid Waste Management’.
With an overview of Solid Waste Management and thought provoking examples that ranged from e-toilets in Kochin to a village in Anand that was working towards energy self sufficiency using biogas , Mr. Dangayach left the participants thinking about the immense possibilities that Solid Waste offered !
The hour that followed, facilitated by Mr. K. Thyagrajan and with inputs from Mr. Sunil Parekh and Dr. Madhu Mehta, the participants discussed ‘pain points’, spoke about what they would like to do in the sessions that followed and over a hot cup of tea on a wintry evening planned to meet on 31st January, the last Friday of the next month.