Supported By

Mission Sunehra Kal


Supported By

Setting up sustainable solid waste management systems in selected Panchayats of Bengaluru Urban, Bangalore Rural and Hoskote District


Villages in Bangalore North, Urban and Bangalore Rural Districts

Supported By

ITC Limited

Focus Areas

Awareness and Behavioural Change, Capacity Building & Hand holding


Nov 2017 to Ongoing


45,000 households in 37 Gram Panchayats of 3 Taluks


>60% source segregation, 20,000+ households managing wet waste on their premises, ensuring collection of dry waste from all households



Key stakeholders

Community, Rural Local Bodies

The Panchayats in Bengaluru's Urban and Rural Districts are highly urbanized and are seen as extensions of the Bengaluru city. Thus while the population density and waste generation is like any other part of the city, the waste management system is handled by the Gram Panchayat which has limited access to funds and knowledge to set up robust holistic systems. By practicing home composting, source segregation of waste becomes a natural outcome and the dry waste can be collected once a week by the Panchayat collection system. 

The objective of this intervention is to promote home composting and ensure that the Gram Panchayats set up systems for regular collection of dry waste. Instead of focusing on a few villages and deepening the intervention, the model here is to widen the scale of intervention and make the Gram Panchayat officials responsible for setting up and operating the systems. This is done by building the capacities of the officials, training the collection staff, and engaging the community in the process through Gram Sabhas and other activities. Viability is promoted by building consensus in the community to pay a user fee to the waste collectors and demand quality collection service.