Most rural areas in India have no waste management system. A community of, say 200 households, can easily produce about 250 kg of unsegregated garbage a day. Most of it goes directly into drains or is dumped or burned on the periphery of the settlement. The cattle in villages produce a lot of dung, which, if not properly disposed of, can end up clogging the sewage system. Our waste processing initiative seeks to implement solutions to this health.
Through our waste management initiative, we are building a small economy around waste management. Green waste is being converted to compost to aid local farmers. The waste segregation and processing tasks have created jobs. The biggest win is the improvement in public health and quality of life through better sanitation.