Name of the NGO: Friends of Vrindavan
Contact of the NGO Mr. Jagannath Poddar
(Director). Chhota Munger Mandir Nursery. Swami Vivekanand Marg.
Mathura Road, Vrindavan. Uttar Pradesh-281121. Ph. No- (O )
0565-2442771, ( R ) 0565-2455739 , (M)-09412-279139.
Project Name: Establishing Sustainable Waste
management Practices for better Institution building and
livelihoods of Safai Karamcharis
Total grant allocation : USD 25558
Project Period 2005-2007
Thematic Area Climate Change
* Create a
model for the privatized street cleaning and waste Management
* Identify the big establishments which generated the large
amount of garbage establish a common garbage collection system
from all the large establishments of the town.
* Institutionalize the rag pickers employed under the project
and provide them an opportunity to select alternative
* Adopt some stretches in the sanitation ward 4 &7 for the house
to house waste collection and street cleaning.
* Production of the organic manure by establishing more composting units
in the town.
* Introduce the organic farming and production of medicinal plants.
* Setting up an exhibition centre for the recycled products
under the environmental education with the schools.
Identification of the stakeholders in the assigned and agreed
area of the operation of the project.
* Group formation of stakeholders e.g. households, shop owners,
guesthouses, hotels, restaurants and temples etc. Conduction of
several workshops for spreading of awareness about sanitation
* Discussions about roles and responsibilities of stakeholders regarding
community participation, collection charges, timings and
potential leaders. * Selection of youth for collection and
segregation of waste.
* Recycling of dry waste and vermin composting of wet waste.
* Commercial production of compost and identification of
marketing linkages for that
* Campaign to influence pilgrims at two main entry points in
garbage collection from marriage homes ashrams temples have
minimized the amount of garbage to forty percent being thrown
openly in the street drain.
* Nearly 6000 HH have benefitted by the project.
* Nearly 80% of the communities from the initial 3500 HH are
making regular payments and a total collection of Rs. 35000/- is
happening every month.
* The rag pickers (Vrindavan Bandhu) institutional arrangements
is sustained through regular meetings, documentation,
involvement of member families in skill building for handmade
paper and recycled plastic bag weaving
* Presently the project is collecting 9-10 MTs from the total
city waste generation of 60 MTs per day
* Production and marketing of handmade paper products and woven
baskets have enhanced the livelihoods of Safai Mitra families
especially those of women members as nearly Rs. 100,000 value
materials were sold in last 2 years.
* Proper waste recycling at all levels , including segregation
at the source in all project areas, have reduced garbage going
into landfills and the Yamuna river
* The partner has leveraged a Co-financing of Rs. 26, 00,000
from a range of partners, institutions and individuals.
Name of the NGO: Dronacharya Shikshan Sansthan Contact of the
NGO: Mr. R.S. Vishwakarma, Managing Director. EWS-66, Sandipani
Nagar, Agar Road, Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh). Ph. No-0734-2558564.
Project name: Establishment of
Environmentally and economically Sustainable Strategies for the
processing of municipal solid waste in Ujjain
Total Grant allocation:
Project Period: 16/05/05 to 15/05/07
Thematic Area: Climate Change
* Long term
institutionalized solutions to the persistent problem of waste
generation, collection and its proper segregation with active
involvement of the community
Establishment of an integrated solid waste management system
consisting of organic waste and dry waste management projects
with the participation of the communities
* Setting up
of an integrated solid waste management programme in 500 (five
hundred) houses and big temples in Ujjain
* Setting up of a dry waste management system
* Creating Awareness among different stakeholders about the need
to manage municipal wastes and Conducting Trainings
* Conducting Workshops, meetings, seminars etc to demonstrate
how the waste management could be done at the locality level
* Work towards developing capacities and support systems within the
Municipal Corporation, NGOs and other interested agencies in
Ujjain, to sustain the spread and maintenance of proper waste
* Involve media after the waste management systems are in place,
for generating further interest in the issue among the citizens
of Ujjain and to replicate the effort in other areas on a larger
project has brought an attitudinal change in the people. They
have started adopting the waste management system and do timely
payment of collection of waste.
* Adequate care was taken in getting the involvement of women in
the whole operation. About 70% (seventy percent) of the members
of RWAs are women.
* Polythene and plastic waste is collected in the area on a
weekly basis and is recycled. This also generates income for the
* NGO also conducted voluntary drives of cleaning the area. The result is
that one of the dumping grounds of Mahananda area has been
salvaged and now it acts as a sports ground for the youth.
* Collection and segregation of waste from 3500 HH
* NGO has taken an initiative and has come up with a newsletter-
Swachdhara to create awareness on waste management
* It has facilitated 8 RWAs and has formed 6 SHGs involving 62
* All the 6 SHGs have been linked to the bank
* SHGs are also involved in developing decorative items from waste
materials like, soft toys and wall hangings.
* Campaigns, meetings and workshops conducted in schools,
colleges, institutions and for public at large.
* Ban on polythene bags for milk and flowers in Mahakaleshwar temple,
Ujjain one of the 12 Jyotirlinga.
* One vermicomposting unit established to produce compost of 1
ton per day
Name of the NGO: Food for Life Vrindavan Society
Contact of the NGO : Mr. Neeraj Siagal, General Manager,Krishna
Balram Mandir, Raman Reti, District Vrindavan, Mathura,
Ph No – (O) 05650 2540239, 2540772, (M) 9837137529. Email ID:
Project name: Vrindavan
Initiative for Sustainable & Holistic Waste Administration
Total Grant allocation:
Project Period: 15/12/05 to 14/12/07 extended upto
Thematic Area: Climate Change
cleaner local environment and reduce disease and feral animal
population at the same time creating a model for community
driven waste management pogrammes
* Figure out how Vrindavan can maintain its economic vitality by
providing the visitors a clean town and conserve natural
resources while allowing all segments of society to share in the
town’s economy and environmental assets.
* establish an integral management technique to manage and
effectively handle the solid waste
* initiate a regular and sustainable strategy for the
segregation of municipal waste at the source and setting up a
plastic loom to be maintained/run by the Self Help Groups of the
villages for generating alternative livelihoods
* To reduce practices of burning garbage and increase awareness
and practice of recycling
the waste retrievers and train them in the field of segregation
and collection of solid waste and making compost of organic
* Formation of Residents associations in the residential
colonies and mobilized to monitor proper waste disposal by the
* Trainings for the supervisory staff and for the sanitation
workers. Rag pickers and sanitation workers to be trained on
waste handling, segregation and disposal.
* Formation of 44 SHGs in 14 villages of the Mathura block to
operate a plastic loom to use the segregated plastic. The
plastic loom owned and maintained by the Society and the money
earned is used to pay remunerations to the women working on the
* Fortnightly awareness campaigns in the core project area.
Street plays, seminars, open stage for discussion on the subject
of solid waste management in Vrindavan
* Institutionalize rag picking and develop local business for recycling,
which will upgrade their living standards.
* The schools of the locality are involved in the awareness
campaign, to set up a new vermin composting unit, properly
equipped with shredder etc. , to form eco-clubs etc
* Establishment of plastic recycling unit has to be established, so that
the looms can be made out of the polythene bags.
* Community bins are to be put in the demonstrative project area.
* Introduce latest simple technologies on the waste management.
* Minimize the amount of the garbage to the landfill as the
major portion of which will be recycled.
* Privatize the municipal sanitation services in the project
area with the active financial contribution from the general
* Meetings with stakeholders, Municipal Board, communities.
Defining roles and responsibilities at all levels and creating
community payment systems in VISHWAS under SGP.
* Exposure visits to other SGP projects in Puri/Tirupati/Ujjain
to learn others experiences.
* Monitoring, the recycling of the segregated waste through
composting and other methods.
interaction and more than 9 workshops, meetings and discussions
with various stakeholders to manage the solid waste management
* Two areas selected, covering 250 shops, 500 households, 10
ashrams and nearly 20 small and medium temples in the respective
areas to enhance the waste segregation at the source. Collection
of segregated waste into landfills/recycling.
* Instituted award for ‘Clean temples, ashrams and streets’
* “City Consultation” process carried out involving stakeholders
and people to sensitize them towards environmental degradation
in Vrindavan and discussions held on the general policy gaps in
environmental management in Vrindavan.
* This project has introduced a privatized way of sanitation
services in the pilot area, to attract the attraction of the
* Enabled to draw sixty percent of the recurring expenses for the
sanitation services provided through community contributions.
* A common vermi composting unit is set up, where the waste from
the house to house collection and nearly 1-2 Mts of floral waste
are recycled into pure organic manure.
* The project has helped the widows, handicapped and destitute to generate
income by basket making from the recycled plastics.
* In the vermi composting process worms help in transforming
waste into high quality bio fertilizers. Thus the promotion of
it has definitely started to aware the locality against the
* A paper recycling unit is also established and the partner
with the help of women groups have made 29 different products of
recycled paper and have so far made sales of nearly Rs.100,000.
* Also during the project period the partner generated a
co-financing of nearly Rs.5 lakhs through various sources.
Name of the NGO: Society for Community Health Welfare and Environment
Contact of the NGO: GRS Babu, Secretary. Schwep. 13-3-344 (2),
Jabbar Layout. Near Head Post Office. Tirupati 517601.
Ph. No-0877-2223550. E.mail
Name: Model Ecosystem Management involving community in action (
USD 34674 Project Period 16/05/05 to 15/11/06
Thematic Area: Climate Change
Involvement of local community in managing local environment in
a sustainable manner.
* Make the temple city and its environment clean, to make use of
biodegradable wastes for organic manure facilitating land
development and to control other areas responsible for global
climatic changes and instability to the fragile earth
environment and facilitate the citizens to have “Safe
* Establishing beneficiaries committees, resident welfare Associations (RWAs)
for the sustainability of the project
* Engaging the poor women and rag pickers for regular livelihood
opportunities so that the waste itself becomes a source of their
basic existence. * Creation of market for the processed wastes
like manure and utilities created.
Construction of composting pits with all facilities of water
tanks, go-downs etc
* Purchase of seven tricycles to facilitate the waste
collection. These tricycles will be having segregated chambers
for dry and wet waste.
* Imparting training to residents and rag pickers about the
importance of segregation of waste at source
* Forming Self Help Groups of the residents and of the Safai
Mitras to institutionalize the process
* Imparting training to women and rag pickers for making plastic
items from waste
* Liaison with all stakeholders, including the Municipal
Corporation (MC) and players in the field of SWM to sensitize
and draw complete uninterrupted cooperation to achieve the
component of the project
* Demonstrating the programme to other agencies for its
project has been able to identify the areas in the city of
Tirupathi in partnership with the Municipal Corporation (MC) and
the District Collector (DC).Using a more participatory approach
in the program, the base line has been developed in each of the
areas identified through the support of the TMC (Tirupati
Municipal Corporation) and TUDA (Tirupati Urban Development
* Two areas i.e temple core area and the vegetable market area
have been identified in the city of TIRUPATI and in each area
the resident welfare societies (RWAs) have been formed as 7 RWAs
with a total of 530 communities. In each of these RWAs the
office bearers within the communities have been participatory
selected as members in monitoring the programs
* 1142 households provide their waste regularly to the waste
retrievers. These households are regular in paying the user
charges and have thus supported the effective functioning of
waste collection system.
* 12 families involved in the waste collection system and
gaining a regular income of Rs.850 – Rs.1270 per family.
* A systemic functional set up has been made with the TMC by the
* Nearly 90 % of the communities have started payments for the
collection of the waste from their premises. The collection
charges vary from place to place and are slowing beginning to
take place on monthly basis from Rs5 to Rs 20 per
* 12 Sheds and 90 vermin composting units have been created with
a total recycling facility of 4050 cft and the wet waste is
recycled. Nearly 6-8 cycles are used in a year and a total of
108 MTs of waste is recycled per annum.
* 2 BPL families have been involved in managing the compost site. Basic
amenities and health facilities have been provided to them.
* An income of Rs.2000 per head gained by the communities
working at the compost site.
* 2 families at the compost site benefited with biogas for
* A vegetable farm has been established in the compost plant as a
livelihood support for the communities working at the compost
plant. * 15 SHGs were formed under the project .These SHGs are
involved in the unit established for .plastic weaving
* Bio manure production through compost production facilitated
to control the negative impacts of chemical fertiliser
* Nearly 2-3 MTs segregated waste is collected and further
segregated at the common dumps and then a total of nearly 900
MTs waste is collected per annum and nearly 20 % is recycled.
* The MC and other related stakeholders are coming forward in
sharing costs and responsibilities in the program. The NGO has
been able to get a sizeable co financing of Rs 7, 10,000/- as
bins, printed material and also the local vehicles plying in the
* The compost has resulted into raising nearly 6000 mango trees, 18
hectares of sugarcane, 3 hectares banana, 34 hectares of amla
and 26 hectares of tamatoes and vegetables.
* The working conditions both at the common dump sites and of
the rag pickers have improved vastly through the trainings and
* A paper recycling unit is being set up through the women
groups and also a plastic recycling unit is being set up to
process the segregated paper and plastic wastes.
* More innovative practices of insurance, community
contributions both in sharing costs and responsibilities are
Name of the NGO: Participatory Employment Net (PEN) India
Contact of the NGO: 19-3-1k, KCR Complex, Renigunta Road,
Tirupati - 517501, Andhra Pradesh Ph. No-0877-2280720, (M)
09845316166, 09849947989 Contact Person: Mr. S.A. Rahim,
Project name: ‘Tirupati Eco City
Women Action for Sustainable Sanitation and Environment
Total Grant: USD 9263
Project Period: 30/06/07 to 30/06/09
Thematic Area: Climate Change
recycle and reuse municipal solid waste and achieve climate
change mitigation, contain land degradation and reduce
persistent organic pollutants in air, soil and water.
* Replicate MESMICA (Model Eco System Management Involving
Community in Action) project supported by UNDP-SGP implemented
at Tirupati and consolidate the achievements on a sustainable
basis involving women members of Livelihood and Ecological
Security Groups.(LES Group)
* Establish a systematic process for Solid Waste Management with
the following components is envisaged in this project.
Identification of the Area and Community.
* Creation of Stakeholder Groups.
* Meeting with Residential Groups.
* Formation of an Associations and awareness on this subject.
* Recruitment of Rag Pickers/Waste Retrievers called
‘Parishuddhatha Vahakaru’ meaning cleanliness facilitators
(called Safai Mitra’s in Hindi)
* Disposal of waste into hand carts.
* Recycling using the facility and sending the remains to kabadiwalas.
* Facilitate wet waste conversion to vermin compost and dry
waste modifications into useful products through plastic weaving
and handmade papermaking is in the process to augment the
incomes of the rag pickers.
* Involvement of the women rag pickers and mobilizing them into Self Help
Groups. These groups will be trained and linked with formal bank
* Small street plays, formation and strengthening of RWAs,
involvement of colleges, schools, clean drives etc
* 20 waste
collection routes were formed covering 250 houses in each route
and the household collection has started showing small
improvements * All waste collection workers got uniforms and
other self protection materials (two sets) which save them from
* In 35% of the houses source separation has started
* Women groups have started getting plastic bags for weaving
unit and have developed a mini enterprise.
* Thrift and credit activities increased among women and have started
getting finance from banks to develop small livelihood
* Menace due to solid waste has considerably reduced in the town.
* An informative sensitization program was organized for the
public on environment.
* Municipal Corporation provided 0.5 acres of land at Thookivakkom, 8 kms.
away from the town worth Rs. 15, 00,000/- for construction of
* GTZ-ASEM strengthened the project with a community based “Lean
and Green Drive’ program for the whole of Tirupati with number
* Vermicompost system has started at Thoomuvakkom.
* Vermicompost system with 4 sheds and 24 pits to handle 6
tonnes of waste is completed.
* Self Help Groups of women increased to 21.
* 10,000 dust bins @ 2/family in green and red colour (for wet and dry
waste) were distributed. * 5000 tree plantations were
* Sewerage and drainage of the town was cleaned.
Name of the NGO: Nidan Contact of the NGO: Shri Arbind Singh
Executive Director Sudama Bhawan. Boring Road. Patna - 800 001,
Bihar Tel : 0612-2570705, 9910306625, 09431019083 Email :
Strengthening Municipal Bodies and Communities to implement
Community managed Systems of Solid Waste and advocacy of the MSW
Rules 2000 on a wider scale
Total Grant: USD 42685
Project Period: 16/09/06 to 15/02/09
Thematic Area: Climate Change
and disseminate sustainable decentralized, community led systems
for solid waste management (SWMgt) in a private-public
partnership i.e. Municipal Corporations, housing colonies, other
partners and institutions and strengthening livelihood
alternatives of the rag pickers (Safai Mitras).
* Reduce landfills, and the release of methane in atmosphere.
* Enhance local, decentralized, community management of solid
* Encourage the local systems to be more pro active, responsive
in reducing the landfills and more re cycling of the waste into
value added programs.
Awareness and a build a sense of commitment for a clean city
among the citizen.
* Facilitate the creation of sustainable neighbourhood kinship based
groups that would initiate and manage their own garbage disposal
system and also the civic services through a corpus fund.
* Enable an interface between the groups and the civic bodies
and to supplement the work of the municipality.
* Demonstrate the feasibility of the campaign in two pilot areas
and demonstrate the people’s willingness to pay for improved
services in that area, and carry over the model to other parts
of the city.
* Organize the rag pickers who work with the garbage steps to
improve their working conditions and the quality of life.
project started working with 50 households and scaled it up to
63,000 households (HHs) and mobilized them into Community Based
Organisations as Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs).
o The NGO has also facilitated formation of 1107Self Help Groups
and unregistered Co-operatives in the peri-urban areas with
nearly 20,000 poor in 2 districts of Bihar. Credit and thrift
was made accessible to the SHG members, around USD 113,000 have
been disbursed as credit and USD 90,000 has been mobilized as
savings in the last 3-4 years.
o The project started with 4 Safai Mitras and later through
regular capacity building efforts, meetings and continued
dialogues, institutionalized more than 332 local rag pickers
into 11 small groups. The project promoted social security and
this is the first time that the poor Safai Mitras have benefited
from social security schemes. More than 20,000 people are
presently insured. 10 crèches are functioning and 300 women are
linked to maternity scheme within the solid waste management
program. o A few have got claims against the loss of work
through illness and maternity benefits for nearly USD 4432.
o The SMs collective enterprise of workers is now managed
through a joint account, managed by them and facilitated by
NIDAAN. The workers who had been earning USD 10 per month in
early 2003 are now getting nearly USD 50.
o The community pay systems were established in 2003 with 200
HHs and had collections of nearly USD 120 per month. Presently,
the NGO has reached to 63,000 HHs with a collection of nearly
15,400 USD per month. The program has been further scaled up
through equal partnership of the local municipal corporation for
USD 15,000 per month, by privatizing the systems in 11 wards.
The PMC has agreed to support for a period of 4 years with USD
o The garbage management systems have led to reduction of nearly
43 MTs of landfill, thus saving methane release. 3 MT of garbage
per month and been recycled by composting. Although, only 15%
the total waste collected by the NGO, which is nearly 29 MTs per
month, is being recycled as the PMC has only given two spots for
composting to the NGO. The negotiations are on to acquire more
o The NGO is raising nearly USD 150 per month from the sale of Vermi
composting and Vermi. It is also recycling paper through the
paper plant and is raising nearly USD 80 per month from the sale
of paper. This effort is still in very infant stage and needs
greater marketing efforts.
o The NGO has set up a retail outlet managed through the society
- “ANGANAA”, for the sale of products from the SGP project. It
is also retailing products manufactured and managed through the
SHGs and other partner institutions in the area.
o The NGO has also procured plastic recycling machines the
training and capacity building of the rag pickers is being done
for operations and maintenance. The rag pickers (SMs) are nearly
segregating the entire waste and are nearly earning USD 160 pm
per group through sale. This money is directly getting in the
rag pickers- society.
o Links have been established in creating training opportunities
for the larger GTZ-SGP-MoEF ECO CITIES partners. The program en
route has build many partnerships has got the support from many
institutions like banks (easy credits for the SHGs and links for
opening accounts), hospitals (quality medical services to the
Rag pickers, staff of NIDAAN and partners), industry (providing
management services and also support in terms of in kind
contributions), insurance companies (need based insurance
policies for the staff and safai mitras and TATA motors
(subsidized credit and provisions of 9 vehicles purchased by
Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchyat (Association of
89, new timber market, Bhawani Peth, Pune – 411042 (M.H.). Phone
no(s): 020– 25676408 Fax: 020 – 25676408 Mobile: 09422318891
Contact person: Ms. Laxmi
Narayan Total Grant: USD 22556.39 Project Period: 1st May 2006-
30th April 2008 Thematic Area: Climate Change
“Enhancing environmental and social benefits from municipal
solid waste management”
The Goal of the project is to enhance the environmental and
social benefits accruing from the municipal grand economic
activity of solid waste management. It will streamline the
existing primary collection system for municipal solid waste in
Pune and extend it city-wide, through establishing a local
policy and institutional framework and integrate through a local
SWM notification and setting up appropriate institutional forms
(cooperative/s), urban poor who have been traditionally
dependent on recyclables in solid waste management. It will
streamline management and capacity-building systems for the
primary collection agents (cooperative/s) and facilitate the
creation of communication mechanisms/ forums and materials for
citizens/ generators/ SWM units to interact with the primary
collection agents through the Pune Municipal Corporation.
The waste picker’s cooperative will be involved in planning and
implementing the decentralized waste management model. They will
contribute by segregating the waste and monitoring compost pits.
Stakeholder discussions will be held about the framework for
systematizing the integration of waste pickers and other urban
poor in the provision of services for primary waste collection
Ward/ locality wise stakeholder discussions including with
elected representatives and residents’ association are planned
as one of the steps towards developing the institutional
framework. The Pune Municipal Corporation will also be involved
in the implementation process.
Building Component Exposure visit of mixed groups of
stakeholders, like waste-pickers, waste-picker supervisors,
municipal functionaries etc will be done to different waste
management initiatives in the country (Mumbai, Goa, Ujjain etc).
Leveraging of expertise from field level resource persons from
SGP and other similar projects in different parts of the country
in the SWM sector (Goa, eco-cities, Coorg etc)
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Integration of waste pickers in formalized waste management system will
result in improved livelihood for waste pickers. Primary waste
collection will be done by waste pickers and dry waste will be
sold to scrap shop/ waste industries and wet waste will be vermi-composted.
Training of waste pickers, supervisors, Pune Municipal
Corporation’s sanitary staff, scrap shop personals, slum youths
etc will be done on waste management and vermi-composting.
The project beneficiaries are very poor self-employed women workers in the
informal economy. Their integration into waste collection will
protect and improve their livelihoods and enable them to earn
their livelihoods with more dignity. They will become service
providers instead of scavengers.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
The project will promote use of IEC material for awareness generation
among the different stakeholders. Development of mechanisms for
communication between citizens, service providers and municipal
functionaries, for smooth functioning of primary waste
collection will be facilitated. Development and implementation
of a communication strategy for publicizing and installing the
new primary waste collection system will also be done.
This project is based on a close working relationship with the
Pune Municipal Corporation, and is emanating out of the waste
quantification and management study, as well as the preliminary
recommendations of the PMC Steering Committee on SWM.
Jan Adhar Sevabhavi Sansthan
Contact of the NGO - Mr. Sanjay Digambar Kambale. Shyamkunj,
Shyam Nagar, Latur-413531. Maharashtra. Ph. No:09923409153.
Project name: Development of alternate fuel through
biodegradable waste (JANA- DEEP i.e. White Coal) to ensure
respectable livelihood for waste collectors of Latur city. Total
grant allocation: USD 3435 Thematic Area: Climate Change
* Goal - To
provide respectable livelihood to the people, deprived of basic
needs, and to develop alternate fuel so as to reduce use of fuel
wood, through proper scientific disposal of waste.
* Respectable self-employment generation for waste collectors
through municipal waste.
* Development of alternate fuel through scientific disposal of
- Will generate respectable employment for @280 waste collectors
(both male & female) of Latur city. * Economics - 15 tons of
briquettes will be produced per day which will fetch Rs 39,000/-
per day at a rate of Rs 2,600 /-per ton
Problem - Generation of solid fuel while getting rid of solid
waste. * Environment - Disposal of solid waste and creation of
solid fuel will reduce the use of Trees or Fossil fuels in
Industries leading to check on global warming. Will identify
scientific methods of waste disposal of variety of urban waste
A. Capacity Building and awareness Programs
Community meetings - 4
Block Meetings- 24
Development of publicity material – waste wisely booklet o
Effective use of local media in community awareness
B. Capacity building of actual field workers
* Basic training in behavioral attitude for waste collectors -4
* Scientific and systematic training to evolve
awareness and precautions while handling waste material – 4
* Periodic evaluation of performance of workers
in systematic disposal of waste
* R & D in waste disposal with the help of waste
collectors related to bio-waste
* Training of group of waste collectors in
briquette manufacturing on established units - 20 groups of 6
members - Total training sessions-20
* Exposure visits to Waste Management projects –
6visits to identified sites
* Training in handling actual sales activity for
waste collectors – 2 workshop
* Training of maintenance, trouble shooting and
repairs of machinery – 2 workshop
C. Planning of whole project & periodic targets
D. Formation of Local bodies –
Waste based Briquette production and marketing company – under
25C act – not for profit company
and Possession of Land
F. Legal permissions etc
G. Setting up plant
H. Trial Production, problem solving, fine tuning and Regular
(9) The Goa Foundation
G-8, St Britto’s Apartments Feira, Alta, Mapusa 403507 Goa,
India Phone: 91-0832 2256479, Fax: 91-0832-2263305 Email:
email@example.com Website: www.goacom.org/goafoundation
Contact Person: Father Claude Alvares,
Thematic Area: Climate Change
‘Establishing sustainable decentralized solid waste processing
initiatives at community levels involving scrap workers in the
state of Goa’
Strategy Goa Foundation had earlier completed a SGP project on
Solid waste management successfully. Based on the results of the
previous project, the current project will upscale rapidly the
construction of in-house solid waste disposal schemes using
environmentally friendly methods and technologies including EM
and earthworms. This to be done with large scale actors
including building developers, cooperative housing societies,
hotels, resorts, factories and major institutions. The project
will prepare and implement a non-biodegradable waste collection
and disposal scheme that will deal effectively with plastic
litter, through the creation of permanent arrangements for
collection and disposal (recycling) of such wastes and prepare a
detailed feasibility report on the setting up of two waste paper
and cloth reprocessing units to make paper from materials
redeemed from solid waste sites.
Participation Segregation of waste based on awareness will be
done with community participation at various levels, i.e.
residents, municipal bodies, rag pickers etc. Financial
involvement of different stakeholders will be encouraged for
establishment of vermicompost and sustainability of the
activities. Social sustainability will be achieved as local self
government bodies are directly involved along with high
involvement of community – both physically and financially.
Building Component Various training programmes and workshops on
awareness and technology development will be organized with the
community, the government officials and the rag pickers. The
waste handlers will be trained in collection, segregation and
recycling of waste. The plastic recyclers will be networked with
the local bodies to lift up the collected plastic for recycling.
Sustainable Livelihoods The plastic will be collected from a
number of areas and will be stored in the Panchayat premises.
The plastic recyclers will be networked with the local bodies to
lift up the collected plastic for recycling for income
generation. The project also proposes to work out concrete
schemes, ward-wise and village-wise, for door-to-door collection
of non-biodegradable waste, and for introducing measures for
handling of non-biodegradable waste, including compression of
plastic and its dispatch for recycling. The Foundation has
already set up non-profit company to undertake the activities.
As rag pickers will be involved, gender equity might be
fulfilled but no special emphasis or activities are proposed.
1. The Goa Foundation has been given the responsibility to
supervise the management of solid waste at two Municipal
dumpsites on behalf of the Margao Municipal Council and the
Mapusa Municipal Council.
2. Around 1500-2000 kg of waste is being processed at these sites and the
municipal council is selling the manure generated.
3. The Foundation has raised a co-financing of USD 77,500,
mainly from the municipal councils.
4. 200 school students, staff of 10 municipal councils,
around130 households and 30-35 Panchayat members have been
trained in waste management and vermi composting.
5. The Foundation is handling the waste management and
segregation at the Dempo Mining site. The waste generated is
being segregated and treated and the compost is being used for
reclamation of the mining site.