Environmentalist Ms. Almitra Patel

Environmentalist Ms. Almitra Patel is the member of Supreme Court Committee for Solid Waste Management of India. She has a very strong technical background and experience in several engineering fields, good para-medical knowledge and on a wide variety of pollution-related issues.
 About Ms. Patel’s work in the field of environment & solid waste management practices

  • Honorary Tree Warden for Karnataka.
  • Founder Member of Swabhimana.
  • Fought a successful battle against poor solid waste management and filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to force the Union Government to put in place effective solid waste management rules in the country.
  • Designed and supervised construction of 41 low-cost homes, 22 poultry sheds and 2 large school buildings.
  • Designed and built a gender-friendly low-cost toilet to prevent blockage of sewers.
  • Convener, INTACH Waste Network.
  • Honorary Advisor / supporter / mentor of numerous students, entrepreneurs, individuals and NGOs in the fields of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Waste Water Management.
  • Award(s): Economic Times’ Achiever of the Year for Environment in Karnataka, Golden Jubilee Award for Environment from Bangalore City Corp’n,  Kempegowda Award-winner for Environment, etc.
  • Publications: Vacuum Concrete, Track Down Your Induction Furnace Lining Problems, Strategies for Slum – Free cities : A Discussion Paper, etc.

 Note: Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules 2000 apply to every municipal authority that would be responsible for the collection, segregation, processing, transportation and disposal of solid waste.