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Prashant Lingam

Prashant is the co-founder of Bamboo House India and is currently on a full-time role with United Nations Development Programme, India - Plastic Waste Management Project. The UN project on plastic waste management is designed to minimize negative impacts and risks of plastic waste to environment and human health by enhancing sustainable practices, through a socio-technical model ensuring compliance with government regulations with a target of better management of more than 85,000 MT of plastic waste per year and improve socio-economic conditions of waste pickers in the country. Meet him to know more about how UNDP in India is working to address the issue across the globe.

Aruna Kappagantula

Aruna is the co-Founder of Bamboo House India, a Hyderabad based social enterprise which she co-founded along with her husband Prashant Lingam in the year 2006. The couple's true story is one of determination and perseverance.

Bamboo House India specializes in building low-cost shelter solutions using bamboo, agricultural waste, plastic waste and creating livelihood opportunities at the base of the economic pyramid. The organization's impactful work has been case studied by Cornell, Harvard, Stanford, ISB and their sustainable business models and entrepreneurial journey has been featured in over 1,500 media platforms till date.


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