Less Urbanize, Create Smart Villages

Developing huge cities was considered to be the face of human development. Lessons of the pandemic Covid 19 has broken these ideologies followed since centuries by humankind. The studies on Covid 19 and its social spread has pointed out the negative impact of ultra-urbanisation. Now it has been realised that the high dense cities are not capable of overcoming pandemics or even epidemics.The over exploitation of natural resources from rural areas for the uncontrolled urbanisation has made our rural areas and villages unsustainable environmentally and economically.The air, water and soil of urban areas and slums (by-product of ultra-urbanisation) has got contaminated and became unhealthy. Viruses spread quickly in such unhealthy communities. Ultimately, even the survival of nations depends on healthy people.

Stone Free Movement

In 2019 the flood repeated in Kerala with more disaster in the form of landslides. This made the people seriously look into its major causes including uncontrolled quarrying and unprofessional developments. When the public and the leaders started looking of alternatives to reduce quarrying, we started a campaign called “Stone Free Movement” to promote alternate materials and technologies to avoid use of stone in the construction industry. We are still continuing this campaign through awareness sessions and trainings for architects, engineers and masons in stone free technologies.