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Rashtrapati Bhavan celebrated the first anniversary of Roshini, an initiative undertaken by the President last year to make the President’s Estate green and energy-efficient.

The initiative has also collaborated with several women’s self-help groups, allowing women to achieve financial independence, a subject close to President Pratibha Patil’s heart.

The aim is to convert Rashtrapati Bhavan into a zero-waste model township.

Bigger plans remain in store for the year ahead. These include a waste management and recycling programme, rainwater harvesting, launching of a ‘nature trail’, ban on plastic bags and the installation of a sewage treatment plant.

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