Garbage Concern Welfare Society
Waste Management
Estd: 2005
Used for Beneficiaries: 85%
Address : 502, Royal Apartment, Sector-3, Charkop, Kandivali (W), Mumbai 400067. Maharashtra
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 22 28687509
Donor Contact : Mr. Francin Pinto /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources297,4941,168,8531,180,101
Foreign Sources000
Other Income47,74000
Total Income (A)2,333,3061,707,2782,252,949
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities1,624,5271,132,2831,791,391
Programme Staff Cost000
Travel Expenses1,17164320,716
Direct Programme Expenses1,625,6981,132,9261,812,107
Fund Raising Expenses19,65205,000
General Staff Cost347,067333,585139,469
Overhead Expenses380,672252,225163,627
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)2,373,0891,718,7362,130,215
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-39,783-11,458122,734
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets0056,732
Current Assets (excl. Cash)129,03043,510217,590
Cash/Bank 42,93945,04175,510
Accumulated Deficits104,642116,1000
Total Assets276,611204,651349,832
Corpus / Share Capital35,00035,00035,000
General Funds006,634
Earmarked Funds000
Current Liabilities241,611169,651308,198
Total Liabilities276,611204,651349,832
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)50,00070,00085,000
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)100,000130,000145,000
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Actual283450
Number of Staff111111
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)264,000276,000300,000
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)96,00096,000108,000
Regd. under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : R. K. Khanna & Associates
Bankers : Saraswat Co-operative Bank
Yes Bank

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

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Dr. Francin Pinto, Chairman Mr. Jayesh Desai, Treasurer
Ms. Prameela Menon, Secretary Mr. Dhool Singh Parmar, Member
Mr. Joel M. Lewis, Member Mr. Vikram Singh D. Parmar, Member
Mr. Harishchandra Parmar, Member

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) Donation includes contributions received for Waste Management and Environment awareness programmes. 2) The NGO has provided overall amounts spent on various projects, but not a detailed breakdown. 3) Advertisement Expenses taken as Fund Raising Costs.

NGO Profile :
Garbage Concern Welfare Society (GCWS) is a Mumbai-based NGO formed in 2005 working towards conservation of the environment. GCWS's mission is to reach out to the urban poor sensitising them on health, sanitation, and livelihood opportunities by inculcating environmental education.

Their initiatives include:

  • Green Manager Programme (GMP): This is a skill development programme to tutor school dropouts and unemployed/unskilled rag pickers with skills in gardening, waste management, basic housekeeping, and also soft skills, to make them employable. GCWS conducts trainings in Latur, Karjat, and many locations in Mumbai like Dharavi. For this programme, GCWS receives sponsorship support from Mahindra & Mahindra and most of the students are placed in organisations like Property Solutions, Duster Total Solutions, 3s Envo Solutions, etc. earning minimum Rs72,000 p.a. and those who are self-employed easily make Rs1,80,000 p.a.
  • Waste Management: GCWS believes that waste is a ‘misplaced resource’ and the only way to tap it is through – (i) Reduction in the eco-footprint. (ii) Reusing everything until there is absolutely no use for it. (iii) Refusing things that are not needed at all and thus making better everyday choices. (iv) Rethinking whether an item really needs to be purchased. The more this is done, the less one has to Refuse, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. (v) Recycling items that are no longer of use.
  • Environment Awareness: GCWS conducts Environment management workshops for corporates and Citizen Action Groups. These workshops give an insight into environment, pollution, and sustainable development, platform for proactive participation to find situation specific solutions, encouragement to confront authorities for community level issues and also to take preventive, promotive and curative steps to safeguard the environment. GCWS conducts surveys, organises street plays and competitions to highlight issues of energy conservation and environment.
  • Green Space Development: GCWS has come up with the innovative idea of gifting a plant on favourable events, thereby cutting down on trivial expenses.
  • Green Angels Programme (GAP): It is a life-skills development environmental education programme which builds awareness among children between 4-14 years of age. The gap between health, sanitation, and resource management in urban areas is bridged through practical environmental skill training that assures sustainable natural resource management.