Green Communities Foundation
The solid waste management problem in India is well known. The reasons vary from lack of awareness amongst citizens, lack of adequate infrastructure for handling waste, inability of authorities to implement the SWM guidelines and so on.
Even if residents are provided a lot of information about composting and segregation they have no idea about where to begin and how to go about implementing it. There are a lot of misconceptions too, that the process is cumbersome, expensive, smelly, visually obnoxious and difficult to manage.
The Vanashakti team spent many hours and many RTI applications to put together the documentation needed to file a Public Interest Litigation that was recently filed in the Mumbai High Court against mining projects in the above region. This was filed in the Mumbai High Court, upon coordination with our associates at the Awaaz Foundation.
The societies need a service provider who handholds them and enables them to make this conversion easily and at an affordable cost.