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Unnati – Luhari


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Sustainable waste management in rural Haryana


Luhari village in Jhajjar District

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Focus Areas

Awareness and Behavioural Change, Setting up end to end SWM


August 2023 to Ongoing


1100+ Households

Waste handled

75% source segregation, 100% collection coverage



Key stakeholders

Community and Rural Local Body

Luhari village is located in Jhajjar Tehsil of Jhajjar district in Haryana.. Solid waste management in the village is almost non-existent and most of the waste gets dumped on the streets and burnt. The situation is similar in other villages of Haryana as well. There is a need to demonstrate sustainable and holistic models in the state that can act as lighthouses for the rest of the villages.

Unnati is the program under which Saahas works towards improving the solid waste management systems in rural Haryana. The aim of the program in Luhari Gram Panchayat, covering approximately 1100 households, is to set up a decentralized solid waste management system in each Gram Panchayat 

The aim of the Unnati program is to 

  • Increase the involvement of the community in waste management activities in the villages. 
  • Prevent littering and improve the hygiene and cleanliness level in the selected villages. Improve visual cleanliness, eradication of black spots, and cleaner drains.
  • Maximize resource recovery from waste and significantly reduce the requirement for landfills.
  • Reduce pollution due to the prevention of dumping and burning.
  • Generation of income from user fees, recyclable dry waste, government schemes, and compost sales for economic viability.
  • Demonstrate a replicable and scalable solution by setting up a systematic collection and processing system
  • Provide dignified livelihood and improved work conditions for the sanitation staff.
  • Upgrading the existing infrastructure for Dry and Wet waste processing