Supported By

Swachh Sundar Chakan

Ongoing

Supported By

Setting up sustainable solid waste management systems in two Panchayats of Pune district

Location

Bhamboli & Mahalunge Ingle, Chakan Industrial Area, Pune

Supported By

IndoSpace

Focus Areas

Awareness & behavioural change; Setting up end to end solid waste management system

Duration

November 2020 to Ongoing

Coverage

7000 households in the 2 Gram Panchayats

Target

75% source segregation, revival of the 2 biogas units, composting and alse of dry waste and compost

State

Maharashtra

Key stakeholders

Community and Rural Local Bodies

Background:
Mahalunge Ingale and Bhamboli are 2 Gram Panchayats in the Chakan Industrial area of Pune District. Due to rampant industrialization and the inflow of a large migrant population, these panchayats are seeing unplanned concretization and rapid increases in the amount of waste getting generated in the villages. Apart from the waste getting generated in the villages, some of the industries around the villages also dump their waste illegally into the villages, leading to large mounds of untreated waste lying in the open areas.

Objectives: 
As part of this initiative, Saahas is working to increase awareness about segregation and the need to hand over the waste to the door-to-door collection vehicle, with the migrant population as a key focus. Infrastructure enhancement was also done by adding more vehicles and improving the facilities at the waste management units. Gradually the waste segregation percentage is increasing and more and more segregated waste is reaching the units. Compost is being sold and different types of dry waste are being sent to the appropriate end destination. The system is being run by the Gram Panchayat with handholding support from Saahas.