Supported By

Swachh Sundar Chakan


Supported By

Setting up sustainable solid waste management systems in two Panchayats of Pune district


Bhamboli & Mahalunge Ingle, Chakan Industrial Area, Pune

Supported By


Focus Areas

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


November 2020 to Ongoing


10,000+ households in the 2 Gram Panchayats


60% source segregation, revival of the 2 biogas units, composting and sale of dry waste and compost



Key stakeholders

Community and Rural Local Bodies

Mahalunge Ingale and Bhamboli are 2 Gram Panchayats in the Chakan Industrial area of Pune District. Due to rampant industrialization and inflow of large migrant population, these panchayats are seeing unplanned concretization and rapid increase in the amount of waste getting generated in the villages. Apart from the waste getting generated in the villages, some of the industries around the villages also dump their waste illegally into the villages, leading to large mounds of untreated waste lying in the open areas.

As part of this initiative Saahas is working to increase the awareness about segregation and need to handover the waste to the door-to-door collection vehicle, with the migrant population as a key focus. Infrastructure enhancement was also done by adding more vehicles and improving the facilities at the waste management units. Gradually the waste segregation percentage is increasing and more and more segregated waste is reaching the units. Compost is being sold and different types of dry waste are being sent to the appropriate end destination. The system is being run by the Gram Panchayat with handholding support from Saahas.