Snapshot
Saahas
SECTOR: Environment
SUB SECTOR: Waste Management
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
% Spent on beneficiaries
98%
Financial Score:
Age: 20 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): 4 States
Issues Addressed:
Provide holistic waste management solutions
Supported by:
Deshpande Foundation; Capgemeni; VMWare; Coca-Cola; GIZ; Juniper Networks; Akamai Technologies India; JSW
Key Trustees:
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
Recognition:
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 80.9% Highest: 99.4% Lowest: 51.1%
Income:
Average: Rs3 cr Highest: Rs36 cr Lowest: Rs2 lac
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Building Zero Waste Communities
  • Crisis: The practice of open-waste dumping is one of the main reasons why health hazards arise. Several countries have adopted this system since centuries which is not ideal for a sustainable environment. Saahas introduced Solid Waste Management practices in 2001 in Bangalore to tackle this issue and develop Zero Waste Communities in India.
  • Programs: 1) Saahas promotes sustainable solutions that start from - creating awareness, waste segregation and collection, transportation and processing. 2) Advocacy and Sensitization session tailored for specific audiences. 3) Tetra Pack recycling and E-Waste collection and recycling. 4) Conducting waste audits to identify the best sustainable waste solutions for different communities.
  • Outcome in 2018: 24 villages and 28,000+ households covered under all initiatives. 30 tons of waste and 1.5 tons of E-Waste handled per month. 300,000+ individuals reached out to through Zero Waste Awareness Campaigns and social media.
Income
Rs
5 cr
Expense
Rs
4 cr
Source : Audit Report 2019