Water Pond

A huge water reservoir was the Centre of attraction. Again the guests were fascinated to learn that the chandi blocks were converted into swimming pools as well as household furniture . The inside of the chandi hall was full of sofas, a master bed and tables tastefully arranged.

……The world over waste material is being used creatively but more for decoration purposes. Plastic packing material forms a bulk of inorganic waste. Then furniture is being made from packing material. The world famous “Silver block” a modular block designed at the Centre and used alternately as swimming pool, a two storied house etc……[read more]

……A huge water reservoir was the Centre of attraction. Again the guests were fascinated to learn that the chandi blocks were converted into swimming pools as well as household furniture . The inside of the chandi hall was full of sofas, a master bed and tables tastefully arranged.……[read more]

……Briefly the Chandi Ghar is a modular block whose uses are multipurpose. The same blocks may be used to make a double storied houses to making  a swimming pool, furniture including chairs sofas, tables etc.……[read more]

……A swimming pool made from wastic blocks, an innovation of Gul Bahao, was shown filled with water. A 12 X 15 foot “Chandi Ghar” was shown looking every bit a “Chandi Ghar”.……[read more]

Furniture

Twenty years of work and a whopping input of eight crore rupees (in 2002 Gul Bahao’s audited accounts showed an expenditure of 1 crore and ten lac rupees) yielded the following innovations:

  1. Chandi Technology. A modular block which interchanges into a two storeyed house, furniture(tables,beds,sofa), water reservoir as well as tarpaulins.
  2. Fuel Pack for producing cheap electricity
  3. Gardens in the Air. Multistoried fields in the manner of multistoried buildings and many more……[read more]

The workers were telling the visitors “Just as the mobile phone has changed the lives of people (the world over)with its multifaceted tasks, so too the Chandi block is inter convertible into a water reservoir, a two story house and furniture……[read more]

A two story Chandi Ghar can easily be converted into a water reservoir, furniture (including sofas, beds etc ) and vice versa……[read more]

Our Research centre which is also working as a Disaster Management Center has developed many other products and concepts of tremendous use to the common man. These include:

  1. Chandi block which is inter convertible into furniture, roofs, tarpaulins, shelters, small water reservoirs.
  2. Water purification technique.
  3. Cheap fodder for livestock
  4. Mobile toilets
  5. City farm……[read more]

Referring to the governments Youth loan program Nargis Latif said  that the Chandi technology ( which uses plastic factory waste to make houses,water reservoirs, furniture  and rugs)……[read more]

Choora Chaara

Choora Chaara
Choora Chaara

…… Nargis gave a presentation of Gul Bahao’s latest projects related to animal feed called “Choora Chaara”  which is being prepared from waste organic material. With the help of slides and photographs, Nargis Latif showed the Minister, the different processes through  which organic waste like vegetable and fruit peels are converted to animal feed in a clean and hygienic manner. This is finally packaged to give it a shelf life of weeks and even months. She said the methodology is simple and cost effective and much superior to what the cattle get at the garbage dumps……[read more]

……What is more she said they have been tried and tested, some even marketed. To a question how the cattle responded to the Choora Chaara, Gul Bahao’s  manager Habibullah responded that the cattle feed  has been fed to  a number of cattle (owned by the workers of Gul Bahao)  who eat it just like the conventional feed……[read more]

Instant Compost

Choora Chaara
Choora Chaara

……Thandi Meethi Khad’ or ‘Instant Compost” as we call it in English is another innovation meant to reduce the composting time of 6 months to just 3 or 4 days. How did I discover “Thandi Meethi Khad”? I had done my M.Sc. in Botany more than 20 years ago with the intention of doing research in plant sciences. However, marriage and bearing three children foiled my ambitions. But as soon as I had a chance to use my knowledge of Botany, I grabbed it. While working on environmental issues I came across the concept of recycling of wet waste i.e. vegetable, peels, foods etc……[read more]

Mobile Toilet

Mobile Toilet Demonstration
Mobile Toilet Demonstration

……The Rotarians were informed that Gul Bahao will be providing mobile toilets for the women folk which is indispensable for them in the bare,treeless desert. While the Chandi technology has numerous advantages,she said what makes it stand out is the low cost making it very useful for the lower classes……[read more]

……In the detailed program lasting 40 minutes the head of Gul Bahao also talked about the Chandi Ghar and the Mobile Toilet. This again she said was a unique innovation. Talking about mobile toilet she said it has:

a) Complete privacy
b) Cleanliness unlike the public toilets
c) Sheer convenience – it is foldable

It is simply a Frigidaire box covered inside and outside with Panaflex. Its underlying principle is that human filth is food for plants and trees and hence it is best that people relieve themselves in unpaved land so that there is fewer burdens on the sewage system……[read more]