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Samir Mardolker

Chota Jugaad

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Participated in edition:

About the host:

Samy heads up the business for Clear, a global marketing strategy consultancy. Samy is passionate about innovation and change. He believes that the ‘information age’ while helping us solve problems is also ‘uncovering more problems’. So we have to be effcient at solving for them to make the world a better place.

About the event:

Samy believes that initiatives like the GCD that work at a grass root level will help prepare the next generation of problem-solvers.

Title: River of trees
Team: River of trees team 1

Topic: Floating pods on a river carry greenery all year long!



A tank in the river collects all the chemicals dumped by factories. There is a freshwater waterfall with shes. Trees grow on top of the pods in the rivers.

Title: Grow your own

Team: Team grow your own

Topic: Agriculture



Each person needs to grow his own crop. They have the land here in Goa, India where most stay in landed properties. And they can harvest rain water effectively as the model shows.

Title: Roof top harvesting

Team: Team roof top harvesting
Topic: Agriculture



By using rooftops, this concept makes use of wasted space to grow food. In a terrace we can grow plants in a pot. Underground piping brings the water out on both sides, called spacing.

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