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Circular Economy and Indian Agriculture

Dr. Lakshmi Unnithan
Dr. Lakshmi Unnithan

With on-going COVID-19 pandemic, it has forced us to revisit the way we tend to modify our agricultural practices. The shift from linear economy to a circular one may lend us an insight to what we did and what we can do to amend our ways of undertaking agriculture.

A circular economy is an alternative to a linear economy, which is based on a take-make-dispose model. It is believed to be viable option to achieve high levels of sustainability without diminishing the profitability of the business or reducing the number of available products and services. In other words, a circular economy does not intend to simply combat the defects of a linear economy but provides a systematic shift that changes the economic system completely.

The talk by Vipin Saini at 4.30 on 21 May 20202 on AW Facebook Live series  will discuss the principles of circular economy and ways in which it may help reduce a burden on our farming community. Remember to sustain food & nutritional security, farming with new technological developments vis-à-vis traditional methods need to be merged. In short, learnings from the past need to be married with the present practices while eyeing the future.

Mr. Vipin Saini is a M.Sc. Zoology (Entomology), and LLM (Pro) in Intellectual Property. He is a Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Educationalist, Environmentalist, Toxicologist, Data analyst, Writer & Publisher, Historian, Philanthropist and Humanitarian, with a combined experience of >25 years’ in the field of biosciences and related regulatory aspects related to National and International norms, Policy framing, Market Research, Business Intelligence, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Mr. Saini is the CEO - Biological Agri Solutions Association of India (BASAI), and the Founder Trustee of Sunrakshan Foundation (A Family Trust). A member of various government department committees/ sub-committees and Industry associations.

Currently, actively involved in taking forward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and the recommendations of the Doubling of Farmer’s Income Report issued by DAC&FW.

Contact details:

Vipin Saini

Email: ceo@basai.org, vipinsaini.india@gmail.com

Cell: +91 9910700583

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