Soil 2 home

Status: Completed
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This was our flagship project that was pioneered by the innovation cell of the Tatsat FoundationTM . It involved forging multiple technology partnership for providing sanitation integrated, disaster resistant building technology solutions for cluster housing and public buildings.

Tatsat FoundationTM  implemented this prestigious project in partnership with Prashak—a Delhi-based technology company and Asia Institute of Technology, which developed the patented technology.

This innovative technology enables the creation of state-of-the art, disaster resilient environment friendly, green and cost-effective building structures, using local materials and resources (unskilled manpower including women) with significantly lower use of cement and steel, resulting in low carbon footprint. Closed loop sanitation is integrated into the project that significantly reduces the chances of groundwater contamination.

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This project laid the foundation of SMARTGRAMS or Smart Villages that directly impact the lives of millions of people living in the villages and rural India. The additional spinoff of this project was gender equality by ensuring the participation of women and financial inclusion through employment of the local workforce.

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Innovative Project


Status : Delivered & ongoing
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The award-winning Seedpaper project was conceived and implemented by Sumi Gupta for the Tatsat FoundationTM  in partnership of the Andaman & Nicobar government. This unique innovation was developed by mixing seeds with paper pulp, which can be recycled by sowing the paper in the soil that regenerates into a plant or a tree.

The environmentally friendly Seedpaper is ideally suited for printing bills, single-use packets as a replacement for plastic, visiting cards, gift wraps, writing pads, notebook covers etc.

The project was implemented in the ecologically fragile tourism hotspot of Andaman & Nicobar island as part of the “Go Green” that was initiated by Member of Parliament and Andaman and Nicobar Pradesh Congress President, Kuldeep Rai Sharma.

The ‘Go Green’ campaign invites businesses and not-for-profit organisations to invest in the growth and resilience of small businesses, as well as work directly in the grassroots development areas to achieve ecologically sustainable businesses in Andaman and Nicobar Islands that act as a powerful tool to generate awareness about climate change. Since then, the Seedpaper project has been extended to other states and the corporate sector.

The far reaching and direct impact of the Seedpaper project earned global recognition when Ms. Gupta was bestowed with the prestigious with the Bharat Award, 2019 at the British Parliament for her pioneering innovation of the socially conscious project.

Innovative Project