Smt. Poonam Bir Kasturi
Award Category : Social Entrepreneurs
Year : 2014
An industrial designer from NID, she could have gone on to design anything and made pots of money. Instead she decided to make stylish pots for disposing wastes in. She turned an unglamorous topic like waste management into a stylish business with her designer Khambhas. As the city goes vertical, Poonam’s venture Daily Dump is striving hard to make waste management at source a reality though their easy installable and stylish Khambas. And if you thought that this was her only generosity, then there is more! All her designs are open sourced and free to adapt which goes to show her love for the city. For all those who though waste was dirty, we have seen most of them flaunt the Daily Dump Khambas and be a proud and responsible citizen.