December 10, 2023

Moorhen Yoga Mat

  • Six young girls from Assam have developed a biodegradable and compostable yoga mat called ‘Moorhen Yoga Mat’.
  • Note: The Mat was developed with the support of the North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach(NECTAR). NECTAR is an autonomous body under the Department of Science & Technology(DST).
About Moorhen Yoga Mat:
  • The ‘Moorhen Yoga mat’ is named after Kam Sorai or Purple moorhen (a resident bird of Deepor Beel Wildlife sanctuary).
  • The mat has been developed from Water Hyacinth. The mat is 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable mat.
  • The mat comes in a cotton canvas cloth bag. So that no zip or metal closures are used.
Benefits of the Mat: 
  • The Mat can improve the aquatic ecosystem of the wetland through the removal of water hyacinth
  • It can provide sustainable production of utility products with community engagement
  • The mat can generate livelihood for indigenous communities to become completely ‘Atma Nirbhar’.
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