Supported By

Gramin Swachhata Srijan


Supported By

Setting up sustainable solid waste management systems in villages of rural Lucknow and Unnao


Rural areas of Lucknow and Unnao Districts

Supported By

HDFC Bank Ltd

Focus Areas

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


Oct 2023 to Ongoing


80 villages in Lucknow and Unnao districts


75% segregation at source; fully functional SWM systems in 80 villages


Uttar Pradesh

Key stakeholders

Community and Rural Local Body

Although the Government of Uttar Pradesh has set up infrastructure for waste management in many Gram Panchayats, most of the systems are not operational. There is lack of awareness among the residents about source segregation and a general lack of knowledge about SWM operations among the Panchayat officials. The project Gramin Swachhata Srijan was launched with the aim of establishing a sustainable Solid Waste Management Systems across 80 chosen Gram Panchayats within Lucknow and Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh.

Objectives :

The key objectives include:

  1. Prevent littering, and improve the hygiene and cleanliness level in the villages. 
  2. Maximize resource recovery from waste and significantly reduce the requirement for landfill. 
  3. Significantly reduce dumping and open burning of waste.
  4. Demonstrate a replicable and scalable solution.
  5. Establishment of reliable market linkages & partnerships with the right end destinations for various streams of dry waste generated
  6. Facilitate the adoption of user fee collection mechanisms to enable Gram Panchayats in operating the Solid Waste Management system with long-term sustainability."

Through this project, we also hope to scale up the implementation to cover more GPs in both the districts through a low-touch model and enable cross-learning of best-practices between the GPs.