Community Owned Rural Solid 
Waste Management

Community Owned Rural Solid Waste Management

Community Owned Rural Solid  Waste Management

Public Health is important due to aiding and prolonging life. Through the prevention of health issues, individuals can spend more of their years in good health. Proposer sanitation helps detect health issues as early as possible and responds appropriately to avoid the development of disease.

ODF+ Journey :

As a part of Community Led Total Sanitation, SEARCH have been constructed 1556 Individual Household Toilets under SBM in Guntur & Prakasam districts of Andhra Pradesh. Created awareness and ensure 100% usage and 10 Villages became Open Defecation free. Governments have been declared all the villages as ODF and people are using the toilets. After elimination of Open defecation in the villages as ODF + we have been focusing on the next level of sanitation improvement of the ODF villages. In this process based on the villagers demand we started Rural Solid Waste Management programme as ODF + activity. 

Hub & Spoke Model :

Based on the villager’s demand started RSWM Programme with 3 Hubs, 2 Hubs Anathavarappadu and Cheekateegalapalem in Guntur and Chekurupadu Hub in Prakasam District and developed Hub villages as model villages and Resource Centers. 

Decentralized Model :

As a part of programme expansion, we adopted Decentralized Model, this model useful to covered more spoke villages radiance 5km to Hub Villages. Decentralized Model is useful to small village have below 200 Households. Required one small room for Dry Waste Storage Centre (DWSC) and NADEP Pits for wet waste composting based on the village conditions. In this model helps to reduce manpower, time and money. This model helps to cover hamlets and small villages. Till 2018-19 we have been covered 3 Hubs and 29 spoke villages through Decentralized Rural Solid Waste Model.

Amplification Model :

In the year of 2019-20 we have introduced Amplification model to cover more villages in Guntur Districts. In this process MoU between Zilla Parishad, Guntur and ITC to take up capacity building of Panchayats and Communities on Decentralized Rural Solid Waste Management Programme.  Zilla Panchayat is the implementing agency and ITC is the facilitating agency.

Objectives :

  • Improve the health and Hygiene conditions of the rural communities through Solid and Liquid Waste Management.

Operational Areas :

  • Covered 649 villages (including 206 villages Bapatla District and 443 in Palnadu district) in 2 districts in Bapatla & Palnadu of Andhra Pradesh.

Major Interventions:

  • Participatory Rural Appraisal
  • Behavioural Change Communication (BCC)
  • Awareness through IEC activities.
  • Institutional Building & strengthening.
  • Capacity building Training Programmes
  • Exposure Visits
  • District Level Awards and Rewards Programme.
  • Convergence with line departments.

Social Impact

Urban Solid Waste Management


Urban Solid Waste Management
Rural Solid Waste Management


Rural Solid Waste Management

Social Impact