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Towards a clean, graceful and naturally sustainable India

Our environmental initiatives are aimed at innovating solutions in sustainability defined by simple, practical steps that can be adopted on a large scale. Several of our projects and events have been formally recognized by UNESCO as part of the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development. Preservation of nature is a divine duty in the ancient Indian culture and Amma’s vision of universal wellbeing considers it to be an integral part of the mission. The environmental initiatives of the MAM seek to come up with innovative solutions in sustainability defined by simple, practical steps that can be adapted on a large scale. Our activities include construction of toilets, river cleaning, tree planting drives, innovative waste management solutions, environment awareness campaigns, assistance in organic farming, sustainable community initiatives like permaculture and providing solar/hydroelectric power solutions.

Member of UN Trillion Tree Campaign.

10 Lakh trees planted, 60 Lakhs pledged

30,000 trees planted along 13 kms Tsunami affected coastline.

GrowIn, Organic Farming initiatives by AYUDH Europe

Haritamritam, Organic Farming Initiatives by AYUDH India

Natural Sanctuaries & sacred groves in Amma’s centres around the world

Bee Hives, “BABEL” project in France on large-scale bee keeping and soil fertilization

Amala Bharatam Campaign (ABC)

Year 2010 – Launched massive clean up project then named as Amala Bharatam

7,500 + Clean-ups conducted

6,500+ Workshops organized

1 Lakh+ Volunteers mobilized

5 Lakh + Hours of time spent Pan india coverage – 23 States

Regular clean ups in all major cities across India

Villages – ‘Fourth Sunday Clean Sunday’ Campaign for the past 8 years

International clean up drives – by MAM Centres across US, Europe & Africa

Amala Bharatam

Sabarimala & Pampa

Hearing the success of ABC Campaign in Kerala, the members of the Travancore Devaswom Board approached Amma in the year 2011 seeking help to clean the sacred Lord Ayyappa temple – Sabarimala and the holy Pampariver, where millions of devotees come from across the country. The temple premises and river were filled with filth and waste accumulated over several decades. The first clean up was a mammoth effort of 72 hours of hard work of 5,000+ volunteers. The efforts were repeated every year by M.A Math volunteers, students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, AYUDH members and a multitude of Amma’s devotees from over 12 countries participating.

Honorable Prime Minister of India Sri. Narendra Modi presented Amma with a special award in recognition for contributions to Swacch Bharat Abhiyan

Mata Amritanandamayi Math had donated Rs. 100 Crore towards Swatch Bharat Abhiyan

Amritapuri Ashram has

22 waste collection centres serving 5000 people/day.

Waste segregated in to 100+ categories.

95% waste is recycled.

100% organic waste is composted at the Ashram facility.

10-20 tonnes of waste per month is sold and upcycled.

1-2 tonnes of organic waste is composted daily. Regular tours and awareness sessions for visitors, students and devotees to ashram.

Our institutions worldwide adopt the same waste management practices.

Awards & Accolades

Swachhata Ranking, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Campus awarded the Cleanest Technical Institution in 2017,2018.

Kerala Pollution Control Board Excellence Awards for outstanding contribution in Pollution Control, Environmental protection and Renewable Energy adoption. Excellence Award for Amrita Hospital, Kochi in the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.

Kerala Pollution Control Board Excellence Awards for outstanding contribution in Pollution Control, Environmental protection and Renewable Energy adoption.
Excellence Award for Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus in the years 2017, 2018

Toilets & ODF Campaigns

Rs. 100 Crore donated to Swachh Bharat Kosh to construct toilets along the banks of River Ganges

Rs.100 Crore commitment to build toilets in Kerala

12,000+ toilets completed as on 2018

300+ toilets built by women trained by Amrita University

Vocational Training Courses on Toilet Construction & Plumbing empowering women, currently in 21 States across the country

Over 7000 Women trained across India


Reusable Sanitary Pads using Banana Fibre & Cloth.

Made up of natural banana fibre, biodegradable materials In Dec 2016, Saukhyam Reusable Pads won the Most Innovative Product Award at the National Institute of Rural Development in Hyderabad.

Health & Sanitation Research

Using viruses that infects bacteria as tools to treat sewage water funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding

Using Natural Products to resist malodour from sewage & wastewater funded by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Green technology to treat municipal wastewater entering rivers & streams funded by IC-IMPACTS(Canada) & Department of Biotechnology, Govt. Of India

Development of Microbial Fuel Cell to generate electricity from Wastewater

Value Addition to Underutilized Biosources funded by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Detection of biological and chemical food toxins including bacteria, virus, small molecules toxins, and genetically modified foods using nanotechnology funded by Ministry of Food Processing Industry

A total of five lakh seed balls to be scattered across a vast expanse totaling 3715.765 hectares within the district during the monsoon period....
ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activists) representing all districts of Sikkim made the long journey from their villages in the Eastern Himalayas to Amma’s ashram...
The gathering in Sikkim emphasised that the world’s diverse cultures need to join hands and engage in deeper dialogues to help pave the way...