Students wake up to water, power crises

Students wake up to water, power crises

(Left) Ajai Sachchar, Padmini Gowda, Surbhi Agarwal, Sushma Gowda, Adithya Raj, Sindhu Chandra, Akshay Rajshekar.

Armed with pamphlets on the need to conserve these resources, this seven-member group is readying to embark on a door-to-door campaign from this weekend. The self-appointed campaigners are Ajai Sachchar, Padmini Gowda, Surbhi Agarwal, Sushma Gowda, Adithya Raj, Sindhu Chandra and Akshay Rajshekar.

Barring Sindhu and Akshay,  the others are students at Alliance Business School in Anekal taluk. Akshay is a media postgraduate student at Manipal University in Indira Nagar, while Sindhu is a postgraduate at SBNIMD, a management institute at Mysore.

The group has already printed 2,000 pamphlets in Kannada and English. Apart from digging deep into their own pockets, their families and relatives have come forward to offer them financial support, said Sushma, the team leader.

Elaborating on their campaign, Sushma said they have christened themselves as ‘Power-Water Auditor’ and adds: “Almost 30 pc of water and power bills occur due to wasteful use and we are striving to make the public aware of it.” The young team initially plans to carry out free audits at houses in connection with water and power consumption, and then goad the families to adopt conservation steps. The group then plans to repeat the auditing and show how much of resources were saved due to simple measures. In the future, the team plans to run a professional firm dealing with water and power auditing.

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