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Hasiru Dala aims to carry out operations in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Development Programme.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

The 17 SDGs are integrated—that is, they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.


  1. No Poverty: Hasiru Dala works to give wastepickers and other workers in the waste management system access to predictable employment where possible, and accessing social entitlement schemes and financial inclusion, through gaining access to Occupational Identity Cards, social security schemes, vocational trainings (in solid waste management and other streams)
  1. Zero Hunger: Hasiru Dala dedicates workflows to facilitating access to PDS where possible and linkages to other subsidised programs for food and nutrition
  1. Good Health and well-being: Hasiru Dala serves the wastepicker communities for health and well-being through health camps and sustained medical intervention, as well as health education interventions. Through trainings for mushroom cultivation and drumstick cultivation the wastepickers have a source of nutrition as well as a food product they can sell in the open markets.
  1. Quality Education – Through the Buguri Children’s programme, which sets up community libraries in wastepicker communities, children of wastepickers have access to scholarships and the options of attending boarding schools and link to local government schools. The community library also encourages functional  literacy through reading programmes in the library and encourages children to stay in school.
  1. Gender equality – The Buguri Children’s Library provides art therapy and counseling to children, with a focus on gender and gender roles and to navigate them. Hasiru Dala also facilitates counsel and legal redressal for domestic violence and support for substance abuse.
  1. Clean water and sanitation: Wastepickers live in communities in underserved areas without basic amenities. Hasiru Dala works with community leaders and local authorities to increase or introduce basic amenities for wastepickers communities.
  1. Affordable and Clean Energy: Through the Hasiru Mane projects, wastepickers can have housing run on solar energy. Plans are being formulated to create access to solar energy in communities that don’t have electricity
  1. Decent work and economic growth: Hasiru Dala provides trainings and facilitated workshop to create increased opportunities for predictable income, and also advocates for better working conditions for wastepickers, regarding safety, benefits, matured working centres
  1. Promoting equality : Hasiru Dala’s advocacy and campaigning contributes to an increase in  interaction between citizens and wastepickers. This interaction through mutual civic services increases civic awareness about wastepickers and reduces caste discimination.
  1. Sustainable cities and settlements: Wastepickers contribute to infra-economy of the city. Hasiru Dala’s engagement also involves facilitating  sustainable waste management in urban areas, enhancing circular economy infrastructures and better housing provided to wastepickers through government intervention

6 Comments, RSS

  • Vinod Shankar

    says on:
    11th October 2019 at 12:37 PM

    Dear Sir,

    We have a startup that can convert Plastic waste to biodegradable ash. Please call me on 9845757103 to know more details and collaboration opportunities.

    Best Regards,


    • Hasiru Dala

      says on:
      17th October 2019 at 4:41 PM


      Thank you for reaching out to us. Your startup sounds interesting and we wish you luck. Do you have a website we can look at?

      As a trust Hasiru Dala does not provide any services; we work for the recognition of wastepickers and their incorporation into the formal waste management economy. We promote the setting up of dry waste collection centers and for plastics to be recycled and re-used wherever possible, and for other plastics to enter the Waste-to-Energy Process. Our philosophy is that where possible, plastics should be re-used and recycled to reduce the generation of virgin plastics.


  • Veeresh Hiremath

    says on:
    25th October 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Hi Rohini
    I am Veeresh Hiremath working in Infosys as SAP Project Manager in EHS area and this email is regarding setting up of start up company on recycle and Reuse of Plastics in Bangalore to start with.

    I would be interested in learning more from you and your company as I am trying to set up start up in this area and later into Sustainable energy like Lithium batteries , Solar energy and Solar Cells and also on Organic milk production and its products in Bangalore.

    I am currently in Germany and would be back by Nov 2nd week – Kindly provide your number so that I can speak to you on details further.

    Veeresh Hiremath

  • Usha S

    says on:
    3rd February 2020 at 2:54 PM

    Namaste team Hasiru dala,

    I am planning my daughter’s birthday in Bengaluru to be a low waste one in the month of March which might be gathering of around 300 people in a small hall. We also plan to do some pooja in the morning before cake cutting & lunch.
    So I would like to know how can your team be helpful in this event & what are your charges for the same.
    Awaiting your response.

    Thank you & Regards,

  • Sampada

    says on:
    24th July 2020 at 1:34 PM

    Hello team,
    We are based out of Mumbai and want to work upon Municipal Solid waste Management and looking for technical partner to work upon this project with us.

    Please let me know if you would like to take up this discussion ahead.
    You can connect with me on my email.

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