Waste Management
Estd: 2001
Used for Beneficiaries: 75%
Address : 433, 8th Cross Jayanagar 1st Block, Bengaluru 560004. Karnataka
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 80 26563663; +91 80 41689889
Donor Contact : Ms. Divya Tiwari / +91 9845218290 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources5,177,053720,000758,720
Foreign Sources02,021,8625,642,099
Other Income0149,78644,141
Total Income (A)5,278,5873,617,9497,224,073
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities2,436,7372,120,1203,338,129
Programme Staff Cost2,124,0181,229,3781,582,390
Travel Expenses32,23688,752154,244
Direct Programme Expenses4,592,9913,438,2505,074,763
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost102,864303,404684,991
Overhead Expenses67,588229,406911,505
Other Expenses/Transfer85,004348,9590
Total Expenditure (B)4,911,6914,383,7206,747,504
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)366,896-765,771476,569
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets438,021374,320444,075
Current Assets (excl. Cash)2,839,0742,683,6213,167,876
Cash/Bank 1,644,2341,262,0242,145,332
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets4,921,3294,319,9655,757,283
Corpus / Share Capital000
General Funds4,115,1913,349,4203,825,989
Earmarked Funds000
Current Liabilities806,138970,5451,931,294
Total Liabilities4,921,3294,319,9655,757,283
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)10,00015,000N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)20,00030,000N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Avg. 485288N.A.
Number of Staff1615N.A.
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)301,260337,908N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)90,85286,620N.A.
Regd. under : The Karnataka Societies Act, 1960
Auditor : G. S. Ravi Kumar
Bankers : State Bank of India
Axis Bank

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Ms. Wilma Rodrigues, Founder Ms. Asha Kilaru, President
Mr. Nagesh Manay, Treasurer Mr. Viswanath Gopalakrishnan, Member
Mr. Rahul Mukhopadyay, Member Ms. Priya Bala, Member
Mr. Ivatury Satya Subramanyam, Member

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) Income from Foreign Sources includes grants received from EMC, Bosch, and Tetra Pak. Prior to FY14, no income breakdown provided and all Grants/Donations taken in Institutional Sources. 2) Sales/Fees which includes Income from Waste segregation & management and sale of recycled products declined by 97% in FY13, due to the split into two entities, Saahas Pvt. Ltd. & Saahas NGO; and the Waste Management Services comes under Saahas Pvt. Ltd. 3) In FY14, Sundry balance written back taken as Other Income. 4) Project-related Administration Costs have been included in Direct Programme Activities. 5) Bad debts/Sundry balance written off taken as Other Expenses/Transfers.

NGO Profile :
Saahas, established in 2001 in Bangalore, helps society to convert waste into resources. It focuses on building capacities of public institutions like the Municipal Corporation, as well as supporting progressive policies around waste management.

Saahas also has a second entity, Saahas Waste Management Pvt Ltd, which provides professional services to all waste generators, including companies, apartment complexes, institutions and communities and looks at delivery of services which ensure implementation of legislation and regulations around waste (including e-waste).

Currently, Saahas converts seven tonnes of waste every day in Bangalore into a range of resources. However, Bangalore generates 4,000 tonnes of waste every day. The organization’s plan is to work with all stakeholders to bridge this gap. Since 2013, Saahas has also started operations in Chennai.

Activities include:

  • Tetra Pak Collection and Recycling: Saahas has an ongoing programme with Tetra Pak India Pvt Ltd and other stakeholders for educating consumers about collection and recycling of post-consumer cartons. Saahas has introduced collection boxes in apartments, schools and corporate offices for used carton collection. In addition, Saahas has linked up with various scrap dealers and waste retrievers. They also collect factory waste from different corporates. All this material is diverted from landfill and dump sites into recycling. This has also become an added source of income for waste retrievers and scrap dealers.
  • Waste Sensitive Programme: Saahas, in collaboration with EMC2, launched a two-year programme in schools/colleges, ‘Responsible Recycling of e-Waste’, which aims at spreading awareness about the environmental impact of recycling e-Waste in the informal sector.  It works with all waste generators namely apartments, households, schools, and communities to manage wet, dry, and e-waste fractions of waste. All this waste is managed at source through composting, biogas, and secondary sorting of dry waste. In addition, the schools/colleges are also informed about the e-Waste Management and Handling Rules, 2011.  
  • Awareness Programme: Bosch, in association with Saahas and with the support of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, has undertaken this programme with the aim of implementing proper practices of waste segregation at source, in the areas surrounding the Bosch campus.
  • Consultancy: Saahas offers services to property managers and construction companies who are in the initial stages of development of properties. 

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