TODAY -

Green entrepreneurship as career

Ranjan K Baruah *



This Gandhi Jayanti was unique as it was 150th birth anniversary of our father of the nation. This year 2nd October also marked end of single use plastic.

It is a big move from the government to ban single use plastics like the carry bags which have bought more problems for our environment. We were used to it in such a way that plastics became integral p[art in daily life . Now the ban is a welcome move and at the same time we need alternates.

Plastic ban brings opportunity for young people who are interested to become green entrepreneurs. We are familiar with the term entrepreneur so there is no much difference but there are few unique things when it comes to green entrepreneurs.

“Green entrepreneurship is the activity of consciously addressing an environmental/social problem/need through the realization of entrepreneurial ideas with a high level of risk, which has a net positive effect on the natural environment and at the same time, is financially sustainable.”

“Green entrepreneur is someone who starts and runs an entrepreneurial venture that is designed to be green in its products and processes from the very moment it is set up.” These green entrepreneurs may be also called enviropreneurs as they build their business which is favourable to the environment and society.

People who are planning to do some new business or entrepreneurial activity may think of making products which are eco friendly and which can be used as alternate to plastics. There are different training programmes conducted in different parts of the country.

The best part is that one may not be highly educated to start green entrepreneurial movement. Knowledge and exposure fuelled by positive attitude is a key towards success as green entrepreneurs. There are already start ups in India which are focussed on sustainable change and development. We shall write more about green entrepreneurship in our next edition.

Updates:

Engineering Services Examination: A combined competitive examination will be held by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to the Services/posts of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. Candidates are required to apply online through the UPSC website www.upsconline.nic.in. Detail instructions for filling online are mentioned in the website and last date to apply is 15th October.

NID Admissions: The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad has invited application for an entrance test to be held on January for admission to its Designing Programmes for the year 2020 -21. NID is an ‘Institute of National Importance’ as per the NID Act 2014 as well as an autonomous institute under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

NID Vijayawada is an independent autonomous institute under the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and offers four-year long Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD). NID Kurukshetra is an independent autonomous institute under the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and offers four-year long Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD). Aspirants may apply before 7th November.


* Ranjan K Baruah wrote this article for The Sangai Express
Ranjan K Baruah is a career mentor, skill trainer and motivational speaker and can be reached at at bkranjan(AT)gmail(DOT)com
This article was posted on October 24, 2019.


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