Sunheri Mitti: Soil, Sustainability and Life
Do you know what would happen without soil? No vegetation, No trees, No oxygen, No carbon dioxide, No food, No humans.
Soil is requisite for agriculture. The food we consume, the fruits and vegetables are all nourished by soil. Originally soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life. But with human activities, a lot of chemicals have deposited in the soil hindering the rich biodiversity. Chemical used in industries and agriculture, untreated water, acidic rains, leachate from landfills and more find their way to the land and are responsible for degraded soil.
Why should we bother? Is there any connection of degraded and polluted soil with humans? Yes, Soil is the medium of growing food which we consume. So, the crops, fruits and vegetables absorb the chemical traces from the soil.
Now, compare the quality of food consumed by our ancestors and our generation. A huge difference. With increasing lifestyle disorders, we need more of powerful ‘superfoods’ but our degraded soil isn’t matching up the demand.
More than anything else on this planet, soil health is the most integral to our survival.
Sunheri Mitti is an initiative which aims to promote importance of soil health by promoting various activities like kitchen waste composting, waste segregation, kitchen gardening etc. Our focus would be to create awareness about soil, its role in our day to day living and practices to be adopted for sustainable living.
Check out our composting section for all the composting information on how to start kitchen waste composting and manage your own waste responsibly. We will be working on adding more sections to bring in larger perspective of environment sustainability in our platform.
“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly”
― Anne Marie Bonneau
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