Supported By

Beyond the Broom


Supported By

Supporting 6 Gram panchayats and 2 TMCs in operating SWM systems in Ballari and Vijayanagara Districts


6 GPs and 2 TMCs in Ballari and Vijayanagara Districts

Supported By

JSW Foundation

Focus Areas

Awareness and Behavioural Change, Setting up end to end SWM


April 2016 to Ongoing


22,000+ Households


Handling 2TPD dry waste and 5TPD wet waste



Key stakeholders

Community and Rural Local Bodies

The Kalyan Karnataka region consists of 7 districts of North and Central Karnataka, Ballari and Vijayanagara being two of them. While good solid waste management examples exist in southern and coastal districts of Karnataka, the Kalyan Karnataka region has a poor performance track record in meeting the targets of Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin. The Government is keen to set up a few models of well-functioning community-run solid waste management systems in these districts which will act as a lighthouse for the rest of the gram panchayats. 

The objective of the program, as the name suggests, is to look beyond street sweeping and to adopt a more holistic approach towards waste management. As part of the program, awareness is provided to the residents about the correct waste management practices and how individuals and communities can contribute in reducing the waste being dumped in the landfills. The program involves the collection of segregated wet and dry waste from over 22,000 households and shops in 12 villages. The storage space for the dry waste is provided by the Gram Panchayats. Daily collection of wet waste and weekly collection of dry waste is carried out by the collection staff.