Devbhoomi Swayam Sahayta Samuh (DSHG)
Devbhoomi Swayam Sahayta Samuh: a local Self Help Group has been formed under ‘National Rural Livelihood Mission’ on May, 2017 under the facilitation of Waste Warriors Corbett with the objective of sustaining waste management practices for villages and other forest locations around the periphery of Corbett Tiger Reserve in the north-western Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, India. The group consists of 8 female members; 7 ex-employees at the Corbett Project who have keen knowledge on sustainable practices for rural solid waste management. The group is not only involved in micro-financing & saving but is also being mentored & trained by the Waste Warriors team to earn wages via door to door waste collection, segregation, storage, transportation, processing, upcycling and disposal of waste, provided the primary user makes a contribution towards their services. So far, authorities of CTR-Corbett Tiger Reserve from Uttarakhand Forest Dept, have been convinced to create systems and have employed Waste Warriors & DSHG to train, implement & execute Solid Waste Management systems for all locations within the eastern side. DSHG now manages weekly waste collection for 5 ranges within CTR. Soon, they will restart waste collection in Kyari village!
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Ringora Swayam Sahayata Samuh (RSHG)
Ringora Swayam Sahayata Samuh: the self help group in Ringora Village is an informal group of 6 women, namely, Khimli Devi, Asha Devi, Indra Devi, Pooja Upadhyay, Bhawana Sati & Khasti Devi, from Ringora Village who now manage waste collection and it’s processes for Ringora village members including households, shops and the school. 2 members of Ringora Samuh, Indraji and Khimliji, are ex-employees of Waste Warriors Society - Corbett Project) and know the work of Solid Waste Management inside out. Waste Warriors is really proud of this association and will be mentoring and monitoring the work of all the ladies on a regular basis. We hope more community members come forward and contribute the monthly user fee for door to door waste collection, so Ringora Samuh and others like them can earn an income and be directly involved in the cleanliness of their villages.
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