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!

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/

Chandi Technology set to change the world

Chandi Ghar Letter head

It could be called a mini exhibition in a mega event. The showcasing of the Chandi Technology at the science exhibition held at the Dawood Public School. The venue was just the right one to display a new invention!. There were life size murals describing the lives and works of well known inventors. The mobile message from Gul Bahao, the parent organization of Chandi Technology ran “Chandi Technology – Karachi’s Gift to the world!, all set to change the world”. Truly the Chandi technology has caught the imagination of people living in different parts of the world. New York, Holland, Delhi, South Korea, Italy, France, parts of the Middle East etc, thanks to CNN, Voice of America, Al Jazeera etc. Pakistans social media is also chatting about this innovation.

As one entered the school premises, one had to go through a make believe tunnel. Immediately after in the brilliant sunshine, amidst picturesque surroundings stood the Chandi Ghar with a water reservoir right in front. The Chandi Ghar as the name suggests was doing full justice to its name. Its sheer beauty was attracting thousands of people on a daily basis. The school records showed that in the last 3 days more than 50,000 (fifty thousand) youngsters attended the exhibition. This excluded the parents and teachers who attended it.

Many of the visitors who came to the Chandi Ghar came with the preconceived notion that the Chandi Ghar being an offshoot of the Gul Bahao waste managment program must be made up of garbage. People young and old kept congratulating the CEO of Gul Bahao trying ways of recycling the city’s garbage. On the other hand, the staff of Gul Bahao was at great pains to explain to the people that in fact a new technology, first time in the world has come up during the last 12 years or so. They kept insisting that the raw material used in the Chandi Technolgy is so clean that it can be used in places of worship. That it is metalized film which though they are factory leftovers is sterile material which can be called virgin material.

Gul Bahao’s spokesman Mohammad Hannan explained to the groups of visitors that kept coming in that the longevity of the Chandi Ghar can be gauged from the fact some of the structures put up in various parts of Pakistan are there since the last several years. One such Chandi Ghar at Ibrahim Haideri has been there since the last 10 years, according to him. What is more, these structures have proved themselves against heavy storms in several places.

Pointing to the photographic mounts displayed on the tables (even these were made up of the Chandi Technology) Mohammad Hannan claimed that 150 structures using this technology have been put up all over Pakistan. These include a marriage hall, lecture hall, single rooms, ware house, water reservoir, rest house etc.

Here it may be added that only a short while ago, during the 3 weeks leading upto the Eidul Azha , a Chandi Hall was put up for exhibition at the Cattle Mandi on Superhighway. Throughout that time the Chandi Hall exuded a gold like effect during the night, while its silver effect shimmered in the day time, captivating the imagination of thousands of people thronging the streets of the Mandi.

BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR 14TH AUGUST !

Yesterday, a group of more than 40 university going  students from  a program “Yeh Hai Karachi” sponsored by an NGO, “Karachi Youth Initiative”, came to visit Gul Bahao’s research center in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Nargis Latif  (CEO of Gul Bahao), addressing the youth, said that with only a few days left for independence day, her organization has a pleasant surprise for the whole of Pakistan. That, she said is the Chandi Technology which, has taken more than 2 decades to evolve with an expenditure running into millions of rupees and the involvement of thousands of people living in Karachi.

The Gul Bahao staff then proceeded to show every aspect of the Chandi Technology, from the 14 feet high hall built 4 years ago to the under construction 10’x12′ Chandi Room, the 5’x6′ water pond, masterbed, tables and chairs all made from clean, plastic waste supplied by factories.

They took pains to explain that all these items are interchangeable, that the panel used in the roof of the Chandi Ghar can be changed into a light weight table, while the heavy weight blocks used in the columns can be used for making a water reservoir in the shortest possible time. Beautiful looking mounted photographs of different aspects and locations of the Chandi Technology were also on display, on the occasion.

Nargis Latif the founder and chairperson requested the participants of the workshop to raise their hands in prayer, reciting the translation of Sura Fateha in Urdu. Nargis begged the almighty to bless this innovation which according to her is truly a “Sign of God”. Nargis appealed to the students to take up the Chandi Technology, to produce it, market it, to make the media more aware about it. “Just as the steam engine, brought about a technological revolution in the west, so too the Chandi Technology when fully applied will God willing, change the face of Pakistan”, she exhorted.

The CEO of the Chandi Technology said the immediate implementation of the Chandi Technology will be in the form of Rozgar La Mehdood i.e unlimited opportunities for entrepreneurs and shelter for the shelter less and Subsidized Housing for the rural poor.  The students who participated in the one day workshop hailed from different universities, with academic backgrounds as varied as Business Administration, Biology, Mass Communications, Biology etc. However all of them came armed with Digital Cameras to take shots of a technology which is struggling to make a place for it self in the global village.