Supported By



Supported By

Informal sector integration and formalization of reverse supply chain, Material recovery Facility in each of the 4 cities


Haridwar & Rishikesh

Supported By


Focus Areas

IEC on segregation at source, Pilot implementation of segregation at source,


Dec 2020 to Mar 2023


3500 HH, 350 Shops


Reducing plastic waste in Ganga



Key stakeholders

Residents, Private Waste Workers and Elected representatives

  • Aviral was a pilot project that aimed to reduce the amount of plastic waste entering the Ganga in the two holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh. It was powered by the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance) and implemented by the German development agency GIZ, in cooperation with Saahas NGO and Waste Warriors Society, with support from the Municipal Corporations of Haridwar and Rishikesh in developing approaches for sustainable and replicable plastic waste management solutions.

Our teams supported in:

  • Implementation of Source Segregation
  • Efficient door to door waste collection
  • Formal inclusion of waste workers in waste economy
  • Enhancement of waste infrastructure
  • Opportunities for local businesses in plastic waste management and recycling
  • Knowledge base for waste management content and awareness material