01.01. - 31.12.2020
India, being one of the fastest emerging
economy in the world is facing multitude
problems due to rapid urbanization. Lack of
waste management is one of them. It is sad
to say that there is no solution in near sight
as majority of our collected waste from
cities is used for landfill. Things become
worst in rural area where there is no waste
system offered by government and
therefore people are left to deal with it at
their own. As a result people do what is
most convenient to them: throwing it on
road, streams, forest or even worst burn it.
Thanks to this ignorant behaviour of people
our streams and fresh water sources are
getting contaminated and choked, our
landscape is being filled with plastics and
people are slowly developing respiratory
During October 2017, RUCHI embarked
on an innovative project called Waste
Force with the help of 2 Italian interns
without funds from any source. The
project focuses on 3 dimensions: 1)
Education, 2) Action and 3) Recycling
With Waste Force we aim to create
awareness among local community and
change their behavior where individuals
start to think and deal with their waste in a
more responsible way.
Under this campaign at present our focus is
to discourage people from burning waste
specially “plastic waste” which is widely
practiced and also accepted by everyone.
Working closely with schools, communities
and slum dwellers volunteers are expected
to take following tasks:
• Create awareness on importance of
waste segregation and disposal at
individual and community level.
• Organising community cleanup
• Exploring ideas to reuse non
biodegradable waste. (To reduce
• Identify recycling agents and
• Connecting communities and
• Organising workshop on recycling
aiming to generate entrepreneurship
Accommodation: Basic, simple, safe &
clean. RUCHI campus on sharing basis(Twin
or triple) with common toilets and bath.
Food: Food offered will be simple
authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly
cooked. Three meals a day will be served.
Assistance while cooking is desired and self
cooking can be organized by volunteers.
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