Strengthening Solid Waste Management in Majuli


Sustainable Waste Management in Eco Sensitive Regions by working in the 15 Gram Panchayats in 2 blocks of Majuli



Supported By

Harish & Bina Shah Foundation

Focus Areas

Capacity building, awareness & behavioural change, responsible tourism


Oct 2023 to Ongoing


30,000 households and all commercial and Government establishments

Waste handled

1.5MT per day at end of the project



Key stakeholders

Community, tourists, Rural Local Body

Majuli is the largest river island in the world and the cultural hub of Assam. However, the fragile ecosystem is under threat because of poorly managed solid waste. There is practically no waste collection happening, source segregation levels are zero all the waste is dumped eventually landing in the river Brahmaputra, or being burnt.

Saahas has initiated a 3-year intervention to bring about behavior change, build capacities of the gram panchayat and taluk level authorities, handhold them in setting up proper collection, transportation, processing, and disposal processes, and enable responsible tourism.Over the course of 3 years, we will scale up to cover 2 taluks and ensure the diversion of 2000MT of waste from the landfill or water Body