AshaKirana Waste Management Program 

Location : 11 villages of Orohalli Gram Panchayat, Hosakote
                   (Bengaluru Rural Dist)

Supported By : Juniper Networks India Pvt Ltd

In most rural areas of India, raw food waste is mixed with the soil around plants or added into a backyard pit to decompose naturally into compost. Left over cooked food, which is mostly in very small quantities, is fed to cattle. Thus, disposal of bio-degradable waste is not a problem in our villages. But the easy availability of packaged food and the ever increasing use of plastics has led to a serious problem in disposal of non-biodegradable waste. Most of the residents have resorted to burning their dry waste, unaware that they are breathing in deadly dioxins and furans being released by burning of plastic waste.

The Waste Management program under AshaKirana project is an effort to provide a solution to disposal of dry waste in the villages. The key components of this program are : door-to-door awareness, source segregation of waste by the residents, weekly collection of dry waste, storage and sorting in shed provided by the Panchayat, sale of recyclables and routing on non-recyclables to cement factories. This leads to maximum resource recovery from waste and no dumping of waste resulting in visibly cleaner villages.

AshaKirana Waste
Management Program

Location : 11 villages of Orohalli Gram Panchayat, Hosakote (Bengaluru Rural Dist)

Supported By : Juniper Networks India Pvt Ltd 

In most rural areas of India, raw food waste is mixed with the soil around plants or added into a backyard pit to decompose naturally into compost. Left over cooked food, which is mostly in very small quantities, is fed to cattle. Thus, disposal of bio-degradable waste is not a problem in our villages. But the easy availability of packaged food and the ever increasing use of plastics has led to a serious problem in disposal of non-biodegradable waste. Most of the residents have resorted to burning their dry waste, unaware that they are breathing in deadly dioxins and furans being released by burning of plastic waste.

The Waste Management program under AshaKirana project is an effort to provide a solution to disposal of dry waste in the villages. The key components of this program are : door-to-door awareness, source segregation of waste by the residents, weekly collection of dry waste, storage and sorting in shed provided by the Panchayat, sale of recyclables and routing on non-recyclables to cement factories. This leads to maximum resource recovery from waste and no dumping of waste resulting in visibly cleaner villages.