Social entrepreneur, literature enthusiast, explorer who marches to the beats of her own drum.
Romaana is a psychology graduate with a love for literature and a passion for social causes. An entrepreneur, she has worked in the non-profit industry while writing on the issues that are close to her heart. Romaana is also Project Head at Enactus Aryabhatta, a student-led team of young entrepreneurs, working to alleviate poverty, promoting sustainability and conservation, and building a community that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. When not influencing change with her writing, she likes to travel and be her own person.
Romaana is Project Head at Enactus Aryabhatta, and writes about the various campaigns that the group undertakes. Among these is Project Palaash, which aims to utilise floral waste to create organic dyes. Over eight million tonnes of floral waste in India is discarded every year, amounting to one-third of the total solid waste. Under the project, entrepreneurs undergo skill development training for dyeing and block printing on fabrics using organic dyes.
She has also written about how Project Utkarsh simultaneously tackles issues of gender biases, food wastage, and unhealthy consumption patterns by empowering underprivileged women to manufacture healthy food from vegetable pulp. It has been reported that over Rs 50,000 crore worth of food and Rs 21 crore of wheat goes to waste every year. Through Project Utkarsh, women entrepreneurs have saved over 90,000 gallons of water, and 1,200 kg of wasted food, while earning an income.
“It is said that India wastes as much food as the entire United Kingdom consumes.” - YourStory