Chandi Ghar – Warehouse

Gul Bahao's Wastic Blocks
Gul Bahao’s Wastic Blocks

1. Rudimentary Structure (10’x12′)

Consists of a roof and floor (made of panaflex) and bamboo sticks, wall panels made up of aluminum foil and 8 was-tic blocks for the foundation. The roof would be inclined in order to let the rain pass through. The room size will be 10’x12′.

a) Roof 10’x12′. Costs Rs 10/square foot— Rs. 1,200

b) Floor 10’x12′ costs Rs 10/square foot— Rs. 1,200

c) Bamboo sticks (best available in the market) — Rs. 600

d) 4 wall panels (aluminum foil) —Rs. 400

e) 8 was-tic blocks — Rs. 300

The cost of this rudimentary structure will come to around Rs. 3,500

2. Chandi Ghar (10’x12′)

a) Consists of 10 columns of was-tic blocks 7 foot high.

b) 6 large and 12 small size bamboo sticks (best available in the market).

c) Panels made from either aluminum foil or panaflex panels, 3 in number

d) 2 wall panels on the side of the entrance.

e) 3 windows with a door opening of 3 feet

Rates:

1) 100 was-tic blocks at the rate of Rs. 40 per block — Rs. 4,000

2) 1 roof — Rs. 1,200

3) 1 floor — Rs. 1,200

4) Panels made from aluminum foil — Rs. 1,500

5) Panels made from panaflex — Rs. 4,000

6) Bamboo sticks — Rs. 600

Total cost of Chandi Ghar — Rs. 8,500 (panels made from aluminum foil)

Total cost of Chandi Ghar — Rs. 11,000 (panels made from panaflex)

Additional cost of windows and doors 50% hence coast of Chandi Ghar including doors and windows will be Rs. 12750, Rs.16500 respectively.

Cost of sending skilled worker would be Rs .400 per day for two people

Wastic blocks

Gul Bahao's Wastic Blocks
Gul Bahao’s Wastic Blocks

……The structure is composed of wastic blocks and panaflex panels which are in turn made up of plastic, aluminum foil and cardboard residue. The structure is also portable. Following are the improved features of the innovation:

  1. Its modest, humble-looking structure has transformed into one of grandeur; it glitters in the light both inside and outside,
  2. The blocks are covered with silver panels which ensure the longevity of the structure,
  3. The improvement in the roof panel is its water-proof quality, since there is a single panel for the roof which ensures that water does not trickle into the room.
  4. The cost of the panel for the roof has gone down considerably, the roof 10X10 costs as little as rupees 1500, making it extremely attractive for the poor…….[read more]

Safai/Kamai Bank

……The speaker presented a hypothesis of a Garbage n’ Gold (GnG) Bank where wet (organic) and dry (inorganic) garbage is bought. She said that Gul Bahao has researched all kinds of waste material being produced in the city and the GnG bank is the center of the scheme. Presently only dry garbage or non toxic industrial waste is being handled here……[read more]

……The impact of the Safai mein Kamai system can be gauged from the fact that its slogan “You give us garbage, we give you gold” is a household slogan in this metropolis of more than 15 million people .The Safai mein Kamai Bank is truly the bank of the future where the instruments of banking is waste material……[read more]

……This “Bank” in its rudimentary form is the back bone of Karachi’s economy. Describing the bank as a third world solution to first world problems she said it has attracted the attention of the world famous TV channel CNN…….[read more]

Fuel Pack

Gul Bahao's Fuel Pack Innovation being explained
Gul Bahao’s Fuel Pack Innovation being explained

……According to Gul Bahao it is an environmentally friendly alternate fuel, a good substitute for oil; because it does not give out any toxic fumes, at the same time is cheap and easily available. It can be easily used as fuel for thermal power stations…..[read more]

……The “Fuel Pack” is a block weighing ten to twelve kilo of size 6 inches by 17 inches by 21 inches. It consists of clean non toxic industrial waste like bits of wood, paper, cloth etc. which are not mixed up with putrefying waste. A protective covering of aluminum foil which is fire resistant is put on the blocks which also give it an aesthetic look…….[read more]

……The blocks have been used as fuel in different places which gave extremely good results. One well known industrial company even volunteered to market it. Considering the grave power situation, Gul Bahao has asked the Government to consider its “Fuel Pack” as fuel for thermal power stations. The advantage of this alternative fuel is its easy availability as well as its low cost…….[read more]

Paaki Paani

Gul Bahao's Paaki Paani Innovation
Gul Bahao’s Paaki Paani Innovation

……Gul Bahao’s managing trustee said that the best solution she discovered was the transparent plastic water bottle for purifying water. She said she fills these bottles up with tap water and then puts them in the sunlight for a few hours and drinks the water after cooling it. She called it Paaki Paani, meaning pure water. The advantage of the methodology is its superiority to boiling water. In this case unlike boiling water, Paaki Paani retains its mineral content while the germs are killed. After using this water, Nargis said that she who used to be patient of diarrhea was completely cured……[read more]

……Gul Bahao’s managing trustee said that the best solution she discovered was the transparent plastic water bottle for purifying water. She said she fills these bottles up with tap water and then puts them in the sunlight for a few hours and drinks the water after cooling it. She called it Paaki Paani, meaning pure water. The advantage of the methodology is its superiority to boiling water. In this case unlike boiling water, Paaki Paani retains its mineral content while the germs are killed. After using this water, Nargis said that she who used to be patient of diarrhea was completely cured……[read more]