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Homemakers urged to use kitchen waste for organic flower gardens

“Women have been neglecting environment concerns without following eco-friendly initiatives,” says nature therapy expert Dr Jayashri Chandrashekar

Homemakers were advised to use kitchen wastages for organic flower gardens or growing vegetables at their residences, at a green initiative awareness programme, as part of World Environment Day celebrations organised by Builders’ Association of India (BAI), Mysuru chapter, at Basanth Convention Centre, here on Thursday.

Addressing the homemakers, Ayurveda, yoga and nature therapy expert Dr Jayashri Chandrashekar urged the women to take up the cause of green environment. Women have been neglecting environment concerns without following eco-friendly initiatives. Women have been throwing wastages randomly around garbage bins. If women take more interest in segregating waste and use wet wastages for manure and dry waste for boiling water, there would be less garbage to discard, she opined.

However, with comforts of modern technology, women have ignored traditional culture that has close relation with nature, she regretted.

Giving health tips, she called upon the people to avoid aerated drinks and instead consume fresh juice prepared at home. “Use neem paste along with turmeric powder to get rid of any kind of skin diseases. Chew spinach to avoid mouth ulcer. Due to over dependency on technology for cooking and other utilities, homemakers have become lethargic and lack of proper physical exercise leading to several ailments,” she added.

Green technology consultant Professor Ramesh Kikkeri, Spoorthi President Sandhya Dinesh, BAI Mysuru Centre Chairman N Subramanya, BAI Secretary B S Dinesh, World Environment Month Celebrations Organising Committee Chairman S Mahadevaswamy, programme coordinator Srinath and others were present.

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