Objective :Clearing blocked backwater & canal areas in ponds and lake areas of invasive water hyacinth weed infestation; rejuvenation & re-oxygenation of water bodies & natural ecosystems in densely populated zone.
Method :Develop cottage industry for families and women using drying and & hand processing of natural fibre creation process to create an alternative fibre for multiple usage.
Social Impact & Project Incentives :Continuous employment for 50-100 families living close to water bodies and the creation of women run enterprises for the export market using multiple product lines from the natural fibre.
Sustainability :Water hyacinth is used for multiple products from upholstery to furniture and bio-fuel in south east Asia within similar eco-systems and has proved to be a significant revenue earner and mainstream industry.
Estimated minimum duration of project :5 years.