Waste Notes Turns Handmade Paper

Highlights of the news published in Deccan Chronicle (Chennai, 26.5.2007)

Jaipur: Disposal of old and soiled currency notes would not be a big problem in India. The Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI) has developed a technology to use the waste currency notes to produce good quality handmade paper.

The handmade paper units at Sanganer, Jaipur, welcome the new technology. “It would help us a lot. The raw material in the form of hosiery waste is much cheaper”, says Rizwan, a handmade paper producer.

The experts said the process of burning the currency notes was causing air pollution.since the currency notes were coated with chemicals, pigments and colours and released toxic and harmful gases. KNHPI scientists used the waste of shredded currency notes to make handmade paper and converted it into file covers, letter pads, pamphlets and other stationery items.

4.5. Human Resource Development and Training: The institute is imparting training to the Prospective and Existing Entrepreneurs of the Handmade Paper Industry through conducting the following courses:

Training Courses Eligibility Duration Fee in RS
Orientation Training Programme (OTP) Graduation 3 weeks 6,000/-
Specialized Operator’s Course (SOC) Non-Graduation 8 weeks 5,000/-
Product Design & Development Programme Non-Graduation 1 week 2,500/-
Condensed Training Course (CTC) Graduation/ Non-Graduation 1 week 8,000/-
Dissertation Training Programme in Biotechnology and Environment) M.Sc./B.Sc./B. Tech (Microbiology/Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/Life Sciences/Environment) 2-3 months 6,000/-
M.Sc./M.Phil/M.Tech  (Microbiology/Biotechnology /Biochemistry/Life Sciences/Environment) 6 months 10,000