Two Kashmiri girls awarded for using biomedical waste to construct roads
Benit-ul-Islam and her friend Shabnum Masood hail from north Kashmir's Bandipora

BANDIPORA — Two civil engineers Benit-ul-Islam and her friend Shabnum Masood hailing from north Kashmir have been awarded by Punjab university for propsoing an alternate method to construct roads out of bio-medical waste.

The girls are currently working on a project for National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC). They said the idea will not only make our roads economical, but it will also prove as a safest mechanism of biomedical waste disposal.

According to their research, the use of biomedical wastes in road construction is one of the best and finest steps for road construction in snow-bound areas as every year crores of rupees are being spent on road development and is damaged during winters owing to snow.

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It’s the responsibility of every individual to find some alternative ways to boost our economy, so “we have found some alternative ways for road construction.”

“Since childhood, we had seen the roads of Kashmir. This thing always stuck in our minds whenever we used to travel together on roads of Kashmir and one day as civil engineering graduates, we decided to come up with the solution. After doing a lot of research and analysis, our solution ultimately came up that biomedical waste can be used in road construction of Kashmir to make our roads economical,” they said.

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The research comprises of 10 paper publications and it was awarded as the best project at various conferences.

Recently, a conference sponsered by AICTE, Web of Science declared this innovative idea as the best idea of innovation.

The two engineering girls were awarded as the Youngest Researchers of India by AICTE. Benit-ul-Islam got an award of Skillful Engineer and Best Project Management award at the conference, with a membership ID from AICTE, because of her excellent experience on the practical field of Civil Engineering.

Apart from the research area, she has experience of working on various projects like NHPC and NBCC.

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