Decentralized processing of domestic wet waste is key to garbage free "Clean Bengaluru". If every household is responsible for their waste, and manage their kitchen and garden waste at source, much of the mounting garbage problem will be solved. Decentralized management of other community waste will in effect reduce the waste reaching landfill to just 5-10%. SGKK is created to bring about citizen awareness regarding waste management.
Swachagraha is a citywide citizen awareness campaign started in 2016 by Solid Waste Management Round Table (SWMRT) to promote composting across the city. SWMRT is partnering with citizen groups, policy makers and BBMP to advocate under “Clean Bengaluru” campaign for decentralisation of waste management and to work towards getting one million bengalurians to take a pledge to compost.
First of its kind in India, SGKK is the Learning Center for kitchen and garden waste composting. This houses more than 20 home and community composting models and also a fully functional Biogas Plant. The center also educates visitors on how the compost can be used to grow healthy chemical free vegetables and greens. This is truly an unique experience and theme park that brings together visitors from in and around Bangalore and across the seas.
Swachagraha Kalika Kendra was possible due to funding by our MLA Mr. Satish Reddy. Our Partners below have worked very closely with HCF Volunteers in conceptualizing and designing all aspects of the Kendra. BBMP and Horticulture team rendered their full support in making this kalika kendra dream a reality.
Virtual Tour of Kalika Kendra