Clean City, Decent Work: An Inclusive and Innovative Solution for Managing Waste
Waste management is a critical issue in India especially in rapidly expanding towns and cities where existing infrastructure and systems for dealing with waste are non-existent or inadequate. Faced with rapid population growth, poor governance, a lack of public awareness and limited funds, cities are struggling to find a way to responsibly manage ever increasing amounts of waste.
This report is intended for policy makers and practitioners involved in waste management and urban governance. It aims to document the challenges in Katihar district of Bihar, provide an overview of the SEWA model that has been developed in response to these problems, to outline the strategies and process deployed and to give an honest account of the challenges faced. It ends with an overview of future plans and with wider policy recommendations for waste management solutions.