In 2020, we initiated a community-based project in Birwadi, Khalij and Asanpoi villages in Mahad, with an aim to create zero waste communities. We partnered with local NGO Anubhav Pratishthan. While the project was intended to ensure segregation and management of wet and dry waste, our operations were restricted due to the pandemic. Moreover, we had limited local governing body support, which restricted our work on community-level waste management.
Despite the challenges die to the pandemic, we were able to:
Conduct awareness session on segregation
Conduct composting workshops for 15 Self Help Groups (SHG). A total of 150 households joined the composting program
Enabled SHGs to compost approximately 20000 kgs of wet waste
Trained 9 SHG and helped repurpose discarded materials to create valuable products
This project was funded by Astec Lifesciences.