About Us

Our Journey

The journey of Saahas began in 2001 with registration under the Societies Act. Wilma Rodrigues, a formal journalist, founded Saahas to promote waste management practices in alignment with the very progressive Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000.

Headquartered in Bangalore, we have since grown and are now operational in Gurugram, Surat, Chennai, Hubballi and Ballari. Over the years, Saahas has been innovating, incubating and propagating waste management programs focused on two key principles of “Segregation at Source” and “Decentralized Waste Management”. 

Time Line  

“Less Plastic for me ” campaign
run in Nilgiris, Food World and
    other supermarkets around
  Bangalore 

First Community Waste Processing Centre,
Kasa Rasa, set up under PPP model,
is operational 

First Rural waste management
program launched in Ballari 

Outstation programs in  
  Gurugram and Hubbali launched,
Surat Branch established  

Registered as a Society

First on-site waste management unit set up in SBI, Bangalore

Tied-up with Tetra Pak to support EPR
(Extended Producer Responsibility) program

A second Kasa Rasa center setup in Koramangala, Bangalore

FCRA certification obtained

Saahas zero Waste Management Private Ltd is born 

Third Kasa Rasa
operational in
Whitefield, Bangalore

Vission

Saahas will be a leading source of innovative solutions and strong advocacy for a
sustainable ecosystem of solid waste management engaging government,
commercial and residential stakeholders. 

Mission

To be the leader in establishing best practices in solid
waste management which demonstrate sustainable
viability and increase awareness and compliance in the
community.

Our Team

Divya Tiwari
CEO

Archana Tripathi
Program Director

Sonia Garga
Project Manager Gurugram

Naveen Y S
Project Coordinator
Bengaluru

Srinivas Murthy G S
Project Coordinator
Bengaluru

Kushagra Gupta
Project Coordinator
Gurugram

Shahnawaz Khan
Project Coordinator
Gurugram

Gauri Satpute
Project Coordinator
Gurugram

Priyanka Jariwala
Project Coordinator
Surat

Rajashekhar H
Project Coordinator
Ballari

Radha B S
Asst. Project Coordinator
Ballari 

Manjunath D
Project Coordinator
Hubballi

Ranjitha L
Accounts Executive
Bengaluru

Devappa N
Ast. Accounts Executive
Bengaluru 

Board Members

Wilma Rodrigues
Founding Member
CEO, Saahas Zero Waste 

Viswanath Gopalakrishnan
President
Founder/Director,
Organisations & Alternatives
Consulting 

Ashish patel
Treasurer
CEO, CMCA

Subrahmanyam Ivatury 
Member
CEO and
Co-Founder,  
Social Convergence

Nagesh Manay
Member
CEO, Opus CDM

Prof. P D Jose
Member
Professor, IIM Bangalore

Divya Tiwari
Secretary 
CEO, Saahas