Green College: Education with a Purpose

Dasharathi Behera

The Green College in Odisha is leading by example in the field of rural innovation and sustainable livelihoods.

Sustainable living is at the core of the ethos that Green College seeks to promote. The students here are trained to manage and conserve natural resources and develop means of livelihood from them. For instance, after the paddy is harvested, most of the straw goes to waste. But at Green College, students make out of the straw and sell them. Such a set-up particularly helps women and adds economic value to the work they do, often dismissed as an extension of unpaid household work.

Dasharathi Behera reports from Rayagada, Odisha for Video Volunteers. This video was made by a Video Volunteers Community Correspondent.

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