AIM

Eliminating the adverse impacts of waste to improve quality of life.

The villages of Punjab have inadequate or no functioning waste management systems. Improper disposal of waste pollutes the environment and adversely affects the health of residents. The daily waste generated in the state is expected to rise substantially over the next decade, and if not addressed immediately, it poses a public health crisis in Punjab. 60-70% of the daily unsegregated waste is biodegradable and can be converted to compost and recycled. Instead, it is often left in unsanitary piles, clogging drains and polluting the soil and water of villages.

RGF partners with the Government of Punjab to implement a decentralized segregation model for composting and recycling for efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable waste management. The State and local governments provide 70-75% of the project cost in subsidies, and RGF covers 20-25% of the cost. RGF’s Waste Management (WM) program aims to make villages of Punjab cleaner and healthier. RGF is launching a campaign for the Punjabi Diaspora to get involved in sponsoring a Waste Management program in a village of their choice to help us collectively create a Cleaner Punjab.

AIM

Eliminating the adverse impacts of waste to improve quality of life.

The villages of Punjab have inadequate or no functioning waste management systems. Improper disposal of waste pollutes the environment and adversely affects the health of residents. The daily waste generated in the state is expected to rise substantially over the next decade, and if not addressed immediately, it poses a public health crisis in Punjab. 60-70% of the daily unsegregated waste is biodegradable and can be converted to compost and recycled. Instead, it is often left in unsanitary piles, clogging drains and polluting the soil and water of villages.

RGF partners with the Government of Punjab to implement a decentralized segregation model for composting and recycling for efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable waste management. The State and local governments provide 70-75% of the project cost in subsidies, and RGF covers 20-25% of the cost. RGF’s Waste Management (WM) program aims to make villages of Punjab cleaner and healthier. RGF is launching a campaign for the Punjabi Diaspora to get involved in sponsoring a Waste Management program in a village of their choice to help us collectively create a Cleaner Punjab.

HOW IT WORKS

Ensuring a complete solution to manage waste.

RGF’s Waste Management model partners with the Government of Punjab to provide a functioning solution to manage rural waste. RGF mobilizes and educates the local community to adopt and maintain a solid waste management system.




Creating Widespread Awareness

Continuous awareness building within communities to improve knowledge, participation, and attitudes towards sustained ecology and waste management.

Community-based Implementation

Identify and involve community champions for adoption, build and maintain composting facility, set-up street cleaning, and garbage collection system.

Keeping ZERO WASTE Targets

Analyze, monitor, and continuously optimize the process, outcome, community adherence, and participation for “Zero Waste” targets.

OUTCOMES

Restored ecosystem and public health.

Waste management initiative gives the community a chance to come together in creating a healthier and cleaner environment for all.

Healthier Community

Beyond general aesthetical improvement, WM ensures a higher level of hygiene and sanitation for both households and community, and reduces pollution.

Green Waste Reuse

Green waste gets converted to compost and aids local farmers with local low-cost manure, keeping waste from going waste.

Environmental Improvements

Waste segregation at source leads to reducing pollutants entering water systems, landfills, and helps to avoid disease and maintain eco-balance.

IMPACT

Our Waste Management initiative aims to reach 120 communities by the end of 2021.

75

Operating Facilities

15,000

Households Impacted

75+

Jobs Created

ALL INITIATIVES

Plant for Punjab

Restoring Punjab’s ecological balance through plantation drives and afforestation with indigenous plant species.

Women’s Health

Instrumenting improvements in rural women's physical and mental outcomes by building awareness, knowledge and decision-making abilities - breaking the transgenerational cycles of bias.

Women’s Self-Help Groups

Promoting economic growth through the creation of rural women alliances that in-turn encourage and empower members with support, education, and finances.

Waste Management

Ensuring disease and pollution-free villages through segregation, disposal, recycling, and composting.

JOIN THE PURPOSE

Join the community that wants to give back for a better Punjab

Your donations will help us give people of Punjab interventions they need, for a better life, a better future.

Give in kind

Donate technology, paint or saplings. Give in kind for our initiatives.

Sign up to volunteer

Volunteer for our initiatives and enrich your journey to wellbeing.

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JOIN THE PURPOSE

Join the community that wants to give back for a better Punjab

Your donations will help us give people of Punjab interventions they need, for a better life, a better future.

Give in kind

Donate technology, paint or saplings. Give in kind for our initiatives.

Sign up to volunteer

Volunteer for our initiatives and enrich your journey to wellbeing.

Partner with us

Collaborate with us to become a part of the wellbeing revolution.

Get Information

Be in the know about local and global community events, grassroots initiatives, impact stories and more.
Sign up for our monthly newsletter.