Sanitation and solid waste management are at the core of sustainable development, and underpin public health, economic capability and have positive spin-offs for environmental sustainability. However, India’s rural and urban locations are mired with problems of poor sanitation and solid waste management. Lack of toilets has been a persistent problem in rural and peri-urban locations.
Similarly, mountains of uncollected garbage are a perpetual problem for most urban locations. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) on water and sanitation, adopted by United Nations provide the blueprint for ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
In line with SDG 6, PRERANA addresses the twin issues of sanitation and solid waste management through a wide range of activities including, Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities, promotion of better hygiene practices, solid waste management through door-to-door waste collection, waste segregation, composting, construction of low cost toilets in rural areas and urban slums and capacity building support to municipal corporations.
PRERANA follows the principles of Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) in its approach towards municipal waste handling which involves application of suitable technologies and management programs covering all types of solid wastes from all sources to achieve the twin objectives of (a) waste reduction and (b) effective management of waste still produced after waste reduction.
Mobilized urban communities under “Swachh Bharat Mission” and implemented several projects across Municipal Corporations and Urban Local Bodies including Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Dewas and others. It included undertaking intensive awareness campaigns and IEC activities, facilitating door-to-door collection of municipal solid waste, waste segregation and composting.
Mobilized urban community across 9 wards of Indore Municipal Corporation area by undertaking intensive awareness campaigns and IEC activities, facilitated door-to-door collection of municipal solid waste from 49,894 households, ensured waste segregation and composting by the community and contributed to making Indore the Cleanest City of India.
Mobilized urban community across 45 wards of Dewas Municipal Corporation area by undertaking intensive awareness campaigns and IEC activities, undertook door-to-door collection and transportation of municipal solid waste from 64,887 households, facilitated waste segregation and composting by the community and contributed to making Dewas Open Defecation Free and drastically improved city’s ranking in the cleanliness ranking.
Provided capacity building support to the municipal corporations / councils across Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh stated (viz. Rewa, Seoni Malwa, Jabalpur, Nasrullaganj, Seoni, Chhindwara, Mirzapur, Sonbhadra and Sant Ravidas Nagar) in undertaking awareness campaigns, IEC activities, aligning door-to-door collection and transportation of municipal solid waste, conducting thematic drives, facilitating waste segregation and composting by the community, documenting and preparing for Swachchhta Survekshan.
Constructed over 4,000 low cost individual household toilets and over 10 community toilets with Dewas, Jabalpur, Nasrullaganj, Ichchhawar, Dhamnod, Baihar, Majholi municipal corporations / councils.
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