Chandi Technology and Rozgar La Mehdood

Since the last several months, there has been a steady stream of publicity about the Chandi Technology (an innovation of Gul Bahao) in the European media especially Hungary, Britain, Germany, Holland, Italy, France, Greece etc. CNN, Voice of America and Aljazeera have given it substantial coverage. What is more our website is being continuously studied all over the world.

The Chandi Technology is a research product whose development and extension has taken 23 long years on which millions of rupees of the wealthy and educated people of Karachi has been spent. This can be as big a change maker as the mobile telephone.

What is the Chandi Technology?. Briefly, they are modular blocks and panels whose raw material is BOPP (the raw material used in the building blocks) and Thermopole which is in fact a by product of plastic manufacturing industries, making it the most modern form of construction material hitherto. At the same time, the techniques employed may be used for any and every kind of plastic waste, making it very useful for municipal waste management as well. The Chandi blocks however are absolutely clean and may be used in high quality prefabricated construction. These have an edge over the conventional mode of construction :

  1. Now we will have Mobile factories, Mobile residential colonies, Mobile offices, Mobile hospitals and Mobile schools – all of them being solid structures.
  2. Interchangeable nature. A two storied Chandi Ghar can easily be converted into a water reservoir, a comfortable bed or sofa in no time and vice versa. Similarly the roof panels may easily be converted into light weight tables and chairs .
  3. Thanks to the insulated nature of the BOPP (the raw material used in the building blocks), the entire structure becomes cool in summer and warm in winter.
  4. Due to the sheer strength of the columns, a single room is easily extend able four times.
  5. The cost of manufacture and installation is unbelievably low because of the abundant availability of the raw material.
  6. They are also custom made.
  7. They can be easily produced and installed,with the minimum investment giving rise to a chain of entrepreneurs and dealers running into thousands.

So far more than 150 structures using this technology have been put up all over Pakistan in following areas:

  • In Disaster Affected areas viz.Awaran, Mansehra, Sujawal (Thatta), Muzaffargarh etc
  • Several times at Expo Centre and as Entertainment Hall and Lecture Hall.
  • A Reception Hall which acts as a Rest House for patients attendants. It is being used by scores of people on a daily basis in Civil Hospital Mithi for the last three years.
  • A Ware House for Frontier Works Organization on the Super Highway housing chemical drums.

Given the immense economic potential of the Chandi Technology, it would be but natural to use it for raising the employment level to the extent of Reviving the Economy.

At this point let us remember that the West has not developed because of its natural resources but because of its inventions like the Steam Engine, Antibiotics, Electricity etc, without having basic resources like abundant sunlight. At this stage, it is imperative that the government of Pakistan recognizes the immense potential of this technology which can help to revolutionize the economy as well as raise its image at the international level.

In the short run Chandi technology offers unlimited opportunities for our plastic manufacturers who can use their waste material to produce palace like mobile structures and enter Pakistans vibrant construction industry with a BANG!

Zakaat for the Shelterless

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Gul Bahao Letterhead

Dear Friend,

May the peace of the almighty be upon you!

It was in 2005 during the disastrous earthquake in the northern areas that Gul Bahao started making low cost Chandi Ghars for the shelterless. Ever since, whenever a disaster struck Pakistan, be it in Mansehra, Awaran (Baluchistan) the great deluge of 2010 affecting Thatta, Muzaffargarh, massive fire in Shanti Nagar (Gulshan-Iqbal), drought in Tharparkar, Gul Bahao has rushed to put up its prefabricated Chandi Ghars . These structures are put up in very little time. From a few days the installation time has dropped to a few hours. This despite the fact that the Chandi Ghars are as long lasting as houses made of stone or marble!.

While the number of houses put up may be symbolic only (not more than 150 houses, relief camps have been put up) the continuous work on this innovation has resulted in a boon not just for the disaster affectees of Pakistan but also for mankind as a whole . The Chandi Technology has the potential to change the world just like the mobile phone. Just as the mobile is multi functional so too the Chandi technology. Being modular it serves as a mobile toilet, a soft bed (fit for the king) tables, chairs and even a water reservoir!. A long lasting house strong against the elements and within the reach of the poorest of the poor. All because it took 22 years of hard and persistent work and an input of 9 crores from the wealthy and generous hearted people of Pakistan!.

Gul Bahao is also working on disaster management especially the heat wave in which it is planned to put up relief camps complete with a cooling pond and a mobile clinic. Here, it must be remembered that one of the best features of the Chandi Technology is its insular nature i.e it is cool in summer and warm in winter.

With the blessings of the almighty and your support Gul Bahao is planning on an ambitious program of replacing mud houses with Chandi Ghars. This is the need of the hour. Mud houses are problematic especially when heavy rains cause them to collapse and because they are hot beds of infectious diseases. Plastic material on the other hand is sterile by nature. Metalized film, a form of plastic is the raw material of the Chandi Ghar. This will ensure that people living in Chandi Ghars will be secured from many infectious diseases.

If our rural people start living in cool clean and weather resistant Chandi Ghars, they will not have to flock to major cities like Karachi and Lahore, rendering these megalopolises unsustainable.

We at Gul Bahao are assiduously spreading translations of the Holy Quran in 3 languages (Urdu, Sindhi and English). In order that our people are not deprived of the sacred words of the almighty due to their ignorance of the Arabic language.

Our past efforts and future plans for the upliftment of the Muslim Ummah makes us eminently eligible for your Zakat. Please put your contribution in First Women Bank Gul Bahao ac.no 0007 (branch code) 001-85781-0001, or Allied Bank, Nargis Latif acc.no. 00100-3275039-0011-0159 (branch code) Do inform us through SMS or through Telephone numbers: 32250452, 0333-8869491 and 0301-2754469

Yours Sincerely,

Nargis Latif (managing trustee)

کراچی کا تحفہ دنیا کے لیے !

کرا چی کا شمار اس کرہ ارض کے بڑے شہروں میں ہوتا ہے۔ اس لیے ٰیہ ہو ہی نھیں سکتا کہ یھا پر ہو نے والی کوئی بھی تخلیق بین الاقوامی شھرت حاصل ٰنہ کر پائے۔ یہی وجہ ہےکہ ’چاندی ٹیکنالوجی‘ کی بازگشت ملکوں ملکوں ( امریکہ، جنوبی کوریا، ہندستان، برطانیہ سمیت اقوام متحدہ کے مختلف اداروں) میں سنائی دے رہی ہے۔

دلچسپ بات تو یہ ہےکہ اس لا زوال ایجاد کے تخلیق کار یعنی گل بہاؤ ٹرسٹ (جوکہ ایک ماحولیاتی این جی او) ہےکے وہم گمان میں بھی نہ تھا ان کی ’کچرا دو سونالو’ مہم بڑھتے بڑھتے ایک ایجادکی موجب بن جائےگی جو تحکیق و تخلیق کی دنیا میں تحلکہ مچا دے گی۔ کراچی والے بخوبی جانتے ہیں کہ چند سال پہلے مختلف قسم کا ضائع شدا خام مال جسے عام طور پر لوگ کچرا سمجھ کر پھیکتے تھے ‘ گل بہاو‘ کی جانب سے خالص سونے اور پیسے کے اوز لیا جاتا تھا۔

اس پوری محم میں ہزاروں افراد نے حصہ لیا جن میں بڑی تعداد نوجوانوں کی تھی جو فیکٹریوں، دوکانوں، تعلیمی اداروں وغیرا سے یے خام مال جمہ کرکے بزریعہ ٹرک اور سوزوکی گل بہاؤ کے تحکیکاتی مرکز پہنچاتے تھے۔ اس خام مال پر دنوں نھیں بلکہ دودہایوں تک یعنی ۱۹۹۵؁ سے لے کر اج تک تجربات ہو رہے ہیں۔

ان تجربات کا مقصد ضرورت کی چیزوں کا حصول ہے جن میں کمرا، بیت الخلا، بسترا، پانے جمع کرنے کا حوض، میز، کرسی، صوفہ وغیرا شامل ہیں۔ ان چیزوں میں صرف استعمال کی سہولت ہی نھیں بلکہ پائداری، خوبصورتی اور ارزان قیمت جیسی خوبیاں بھی شامل ہیں۔ ۱۹۹۵؁ سے لے کر اج تک نوجوانوں نے بڑی تعداد میں حصہ لیا، یہ ہنرمند نوجوان خوا وہ تعلیم یافتہ ہوں یا ان پڑھ اس ادارے کے لیے ایک فوجی دستے سے کم نھیں ہیں۔

یوں تو تحقیق اور تجربے کا شعبہ دنیا کا محنگا ترین شعبہ ہے کیوں کہ اس میں جب تک تیر اپنے نشانے پر نھیں لگتا ایسا محسوس ہوتا ہے کہ یہ وقت اور پیسے کے ضیعا کے سوا کچھ نھیں۔ یہی وجہ ہے کے اب تک لاکھوں نہیں بلکہ کڑوڑوں روپے خرچ ہو چکے ہیں۔

سوال یہ ہے کہ اتنا سارا پیسا کہاں سے ایا ؟

اللہ کی معارفت اور تاید کے بغیر اتنا بڑا کام ٓانجام دیا ہی نھیں جا سکتا۔ بظاہر اس کام میں کراچی کے لوگوں کا بے تحا شا پیسہ شامل ہے۔ ان میں بیوپاری بھی ہیں تو اسکول، کالج اور یونیور سٹیوں کے اساتزہ بھی مختلف پیشے سے تعلق رکھنے والے افراد جن میں انجینئر، ڈاکٹر بھی شامل ہیں۔ اس کارے خیر میں خواتین بھی بھر پور حٖصہ لیتی رہی ہیں۔

یہ تمام افراد بطور زکوۃ پیسے دیتے رہے ہیں۔ اس کار خیر میں سردار یاسیں ملک، سید اللہ والا، زاہد ادمجی اور عنبریں بشیر نے گل بہاو کا بڑھ چڑھ کر ساتھ دیا ہے۔ اس مہم کو کمشنر کراچی شعیب صدیقی کی سرپرستی بھی حاصل ہوئ ہے۔ گل بہاؤ کے ریسرچ سینٹر میں اب تک بہت ساری عقل کو حیران کر دینے والی ایجادات تخلیق ہو چکی ہیں لیکں ان میں سب سے نمایاں ‘چاندی ٹیکنا لوجی‘ ہے جو کہ دو قسم کے بلاک اور پینل کو ملا کر بنائ جاتی ہے۔

چاندی ٹیکنا لوجی سے مندرجہ زیل اشیاء بااسانی بنائ جاسکتی ہیں۔ مثلا دومنزلہ مکان اور بعد میں اسی مکان کو باآسانی توڑ کر میز، صوفہ، کرسی، بستر اور پانی کا حوض بھی بنایا جاسکتا ہے۔ کہنے والے کہتے ہیں کہ جس طرح موبائل فون نے دنیا بدل دی ہے عین اسی طرح اللہ نے چاہا تو کراچی کے اس تحفہ سے دنیا ایک نئ کروٹ لےگی۔

Open Letter to The Governor Sindh, Mr.Mohammad Zubair

Sub: Chandi Technology and Rozgar La Mehdood

To,

The Governor Sindh, Mr.Mohammad Zubair

Dear Sir,

Since the last several months, there has been a steady stream of publicity about the Chandi Technology (an innovation of Gul
Bahao) in the European media especially Hungary, Britain, Germany, Holland, Italy, France, Greece etc. CNN, Voice of America and Aljazeera have given it substantial coverage. What is more our website is being continuously studied all over the world.

The Chandi Technology is a research product whose development and extension has taken 23 long years on which millions of rupees of the wealthy and educated people of Karachi has been spent. This can be as big a change maker as the mobile telephone.What is the Chandi Technology?. Briefly, they are modular blocks and panels whose raw material is Metalized film which is in fact a by product of plastic manufacturing industries, making it the most modern form of construction material hitherto. At the same time the techniques employed may be used for any and every kind of plastic waste, making it very useful for municipal waste management as well. The Chandi blocks however are absolutely clean and may be used in high quality prefabricated construction. being prefabricated, modular and portable, the Chandi blocks may be used as :

  1. Mobile factories, Mobile residential colonies, Mobile offices, Mobile schools – all of them being solid structures. Thanks to the insulated nature of the metalized film (the raw material used in the building blocks), the entire structure becomes cool in summer and warm in winter.
  2. Due to the sheer strength of the columns, a single room is easily extendable four times.
  3. The cost of manufacture and installation is unbelievably low because of the abundant availability of the raw material.
  4. Interchangeable nature. A two storied Chandi Ghar can easily be converted into a water reservoir, a comfortable bed, sofa in no time and vice versa. Similarly the roof panels may easily be converted into light weight tables and chairs .

So far more than 150 structures using this technology have been put up all over Pakistan in following areas:

  • In Disaster Affected areas such as Prefabricated Houses.
  • Several times at Expo Centre and as Entertainment Hall and Lecture Hall.
  • A Reception Hall which acts as a Rest House for patients attendants. It is being used by scores of people on a daily basis in Civil Hospital Mithi for the last three years.
  • A Ware House for Frontier Works Organization on the Super Highway housing chemical drums.

Given the immense economic potential of the Chandi Technology, it would be but natural to use it for raising the employment level to the extent of Reviving the Economy.

At this point let us remember that the west has not developed because of its natural resources but because of its inventions like the Steam Engine, Antibiotics, Electricity etc. Without having basic resources like abundant sunlight. At this stage, it is imperative that the government of Pakistan recognizes the immense importance of this technology which can help to revolutionize the economy as well as raise its image at the international level.

Now I would request a meeting with you to inaugurate any or all of the following projects:

  1. Launching of a book called Chandi Technology – Rozgar La Mehdood at the arts council
  2. Inauguration of a Chandi Ghar outlet on superhighway near the Sabzi Mandi.
  3. Inauguration of the International Institute for Recycling and Research.

In addition I would like to seek your help for raising investment for the launching of this wonderful technology.

I am,

Yours Sincerely,

Nargis Latif (CEO Chandi Technology)

CHANDI TECHNOLOGY on European Media

Pakistani Media:

  1. https://www.facebook.com/dawndotcom/videos/10157408069770442/
  2. https://www.geo.tv/latest/123445-The-Road-Less-Travelled-Social-leaders-share-their-powerful-stories-at-TEDxIBA
  3. http://www.dawn.com/news/1301779
  4. https://tune.pk/video/6662341/project-gul-bahao-aims-to-transform-karachis-garbage-into-houses
  5. http://www.eikawaz.com/the-road-less-travelled-social-leaders-share-their-powerful-stories-at-tedxiba/
  6. http://dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/22-Apr-16/dont-throw-recycle-it
  7. http://monthlybrands.com.pk/nargis-latif-serving-humanity/

American and British Media:

  1. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237304151_URBAN_ORGANIC_WASTE_MANAGEMENT_IN_KARACHI_PAKISTAN
  2. https://gonatureconnect.com/2016/08/15/a-woman-in-pakistan-is-making-homes-from-rubbish/
  3. http://www.notey.com/@inhabitat_unofficial/external/11902213/affordable-chandi-gar-homes-made-with-recycled-plastic-bricks-pop-up-in-a-matter-of-hours.html
  4. http://inhabitat.com/affordable-chandi-gar-homes-made-with-recycled-plastic-bricks-pop-up-in-a-matter-of-hours/
  5. http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/waste-transformed-building-blocks-pakistan-gul-bahao-nargis-latif.html
  6. http://www.odditycentral.com/architecture/recycling-crusader-uses-simple-garbage-to-build-houses-for-the-poor.html
  7. http://www.exploration-online.com/2016/10/16/giving-pakistans-nargis-latif-the-recognition-she-deserves/
  8. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/woman-turning-rubbish-homes-pakistan-101145817.html
  9. http://ilikum.org/nargis_latif/
  10. https://collectively.org/video/watch-woman-turning-karachis-garbage-houses/
  11. http://designtroo.com/2016/09/01/1076/

Turkish Media:

  1. http://www.arkitera.com/haber/27914/copten-ev

Italian Media:

  1. http://www.aneddoticamagazine.com/gul-bahao-simple-and-cheap-technologies/
  2. http://www.inspiraction.news/it/2016/10/19/nargis-latif-la-fata-che-trasforma-i-rifiuti-in-case-nel-pakistan/
  3. http://www.agoravox.it/Rifiuti-e-riciclo-Nargis-Latif-la.html
  4. http://www.womenews.net/rifiuti-e-riciclo-nargis-latif-la-donna-pakistana-che-trasforma-la-spazzatura-in-edilizia/

German Media:

  1. http://www.ecowoman.de/1-blog/5114-recycling-haeuser-aus-plastikmuell-fuer-krisengebiete-chance-oder-irrweg

Hungarian Media:

  1. http://365.reblog.hu/terjednek-a-hulladekbol-epult-ezust-hazak

French Media:

  1. http://positivr.fr/nargis-latif-pakistan-maisons-dechets-gul-bahao/
  2. http://citizenpost.fr/2016/09/pakistan-recycle-dechets-construire-maisons/

Middle Eastern Media:

  1. http://independent.ae/2413/worries-pile-waste-grows-pakistan/

Dutch Media:

  1. http://www.hpdetijd.nl/2016-08-15/waarom-een-pakistaanse-vrouw-afval-omtoverde-tot-huizen-meubels-en-mobiele-toiletten/

Indian Media:

  1. http://motivateme.in/nargis-latif-has-the-mission-of-keeping-karachi-clean/
  2. http://jaipurwomenblog.org/pakistans-nargis-latif-is-turning-garbage-into-homes-read-how/

Slovenian Media:

  1. http://www.slovenskenovice.si/bizarno/video-za-reveze-gradi-hise-iz-smeti

Greek Media:

  1. http://www.alphafreepress.gr/nargis-latif-gineka-pou-ftiachni-oloklira-spitia-apo-skoupidia-photos/