Hailakandi Students Make Bio-Plastic Bags With Banana Peels, Grabs Eyeballs

Fahia Begum and Injamur Rahman have come up with this innovative idea by making an eco-friendly bio-plastic bag made from banana peels


At a time when the nation has upped the ante against single-use plastic, two students of 646 No. Khadimbari LP School in Hailakandi district has come up with a bio-plastic bag made from banana peels gaining heaps of praise.

The bags which was made as a part of a project won the first position among 65 numbers of science projects showcased by students of different government and private schools at the District Level National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) programme held at SS College auditorium here on October 2nd, 2019.

The duo Fahia Begum and Injamur Rahman, students of Class V students of 646 No. Khadimbari LP School have become the cynosure of all eyes for their innovative idea.

“This eco-friendly bag made by young Fahia and Injamur under the focal theme ‘waste to health’ caught everyone’s attention. This biodegradable environment-friendly bag can be a substitute to the banned single-use plastic bag,” said Inspector of Schools, Rajiv Kumar Jha.

Jha also disclosed that the 10 school projects selected under different sub-themes at the district level would represent Hailakandi district in the 27th State Level NCSC 2019 to be held at Tinsukia in Upper Assam from November 1st to 4th, 2019.

Two other projects also drew approbation from the judges – one by Rafath Tanvir Barbhuiya from Spring Valley Central School on the preparation of bio-plastic from rice starch and the other by Rimashree Nath from Prankrishna Girls’ Higher Secondary School on inessential peduncle (stalk of banana) as an alternative resource for the textile industry.

Of the total 10 projects selected by judges from the Assam University, Silchar, seven are from government schools while only three are from private schools. “This is for the first time the government schools have dominated over the private schools in the District Level NCSC programme,” said Jha.

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