Submitted by: NAV BHARAT JAGRITI KENDRA
Implemented country: India
Title: Sustainable, reliable waste management initiative in the state of Jharkhand
After the pitiful waste management situation in Jharkhand (India) was recognized, the organization Nav Bharat Jagriti Kendra, with the support of environmental agencies of India and Canada, strived to launch a project for a clean Jharkhand. This project, which lasted five years, found a solution that could be implemented at the municipal level for the existing waste problem. The ideas of the project are in many ways innovative, as the financing measures of the municipalities were also included toward long-range project-sustainability. Simultaneously the project enabled the city of Ranchi and the municipality to come to a joint platform to meet their mutual obligations. The project also strives to involve women and children of the community, as they are a key for the further development of the program.