2nd Place 2016 Science

Life in Furnace

  • Prize
    Gold in Science/Environment , 2nd Place winner in Science
  • Photographer
    Sudipta Dutta Chowdhury

Unloading process of Fertilizer and fish feed from incinerator furnace which has been prepared to boil cut/waste leather particles. These units burn and boil shaving dust (byproduct of finished leather products), flesh linings and trimmings to make Fertilizer and fish feed at kashba, Kolkata. There are more than a dozen furnaces putting out large volumes of toxic smoke all day, and workers wear no protection.The furnaces belch out thick smoke day in and day out, contributing to kolkata's poor air quality.