SWACH Management Committee

Solid waste management is a complex issue and requires coordination between all stake holders. Cities produce garbage all the time and Pune is no different. The innovative SWaCH model that makes Pune different from the rest of the world has several checks and balances to ensure it runs smoothly. It also has dedicated field staff who are on the ground everyday making sure that the system is functioning optimally. While garbage is collected from each household by self- employed waste pickers themselves, the basic unit for ease of coordination is an electoral ward or a prabhag. There are 76 such prabhags in the city which are staffed by coordinators.


Each prabhag has a coordinator who liaises between the citizens and the waste pickers as well as the PMC staff for the smooth collection and disposal of garbage. The coordinators work with the SWaCH waste pickers and liaise with the PMC staff and the citizens in order to ensure that the system runs on oiled wheels.


Any issue that escalates beyond the prabhag, affects more than one prabhag or is beyond the scope of a prabhag-coordinator is handled by a ward-coordinator. There are 15 Ward coordinators who track issues that might affect the smooth collection and disposal of waste in these wards.


On occasion the issues spill over more than one ward and in such cases the Zone-coordinator takes over. Pune Solid waste management is divided into 4 zones and there is a SWaCH Zone coordinator handling each of these zones. They ensure that the work is carried out systematically and in an orderly way.
The Operations manager of SWaCH holds all these zones together and ensures that the Solid Waste Management system works smoothly. The names and contact details of the field staff are listed here: We look forward to hearing from you.

Know more : Prabhag Coordinators | Zone Coordinators | Ward Coordinators |Management Committee Member


Sl No Name of the Management Committee Member Area of Operations Contact Details
1 Baida Babu Gaikwad Mundhva, Magarpatta City 7875446117
2 Balu Ramesh Pawar Balaji Nagar, Punyai Nagar 7875446113
3 Hausa Uttam Sasane Agakhan palace, Ramwadi,Vikrikar Bhavan 7776801768
4 Kamal Eknath Chandane Viman Nagar Road 8600474841
5 Mangal Jagannath Gaikwad Aundh, Sindh colony 8605308112
6 Mariavva Suresh Mallagi Gokhale Nagar, Janwadi, Chaturshrngi 7387965398
7 Mina Shivaji Shelke Mitha Nagar, Kondhva Khurd 7875446122
8 Raja Dhondiba Sawant Sutarwadi, Pashan 8623988479
9 Saru Sham Waghmare Model colony, Bhosle Nagar 7066032949
10 Shobha Ram Kamble Tilak Rd., Lokmanya nagar 7030901998
11 Shobha Suresh Bansode Prabhat Rd., Garvare college, Deccan 7875446119
12 Suman Mariba More Sahakar Nagar 9765405460
13 Supriya Dilip Bhadakwad Bavdhan Khurd, Ved Bhavan, Bhusari Colony 9763973985
14 Tulsa Pandurang Khavle Kondhva Budruk, NIBM 9890380498

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SWaCH in the News
  The Times of India
( Pune ) Sep 15, 2016
  Indian Express
September 12, 2016
  Indian Express
September 12, 2016
  The Times of India (Pune)
Sep 13 2016
  MaharashtraTimes (Pune)
Sep 12 2016
  Sakal Times
10 / 09 / 2016

NGOs pitch in for management of waste during Ganesh idol immersion
  The Goldensparrow
05 Aug, 2016
  Waste-pickers get no protection from the rain  
  Maharashtra Times
Aug 7, 2016
  The Times of India
Sept 29, 2015
  Over 500 tonnes of nirmalya collected in 10-day festival  
Sept 29, 2015
  42 Thousand kg nirmalya collected by Swach  
Sept 28, 2015
  Classification of nirmalya by Swach  
Sept 25, 2015
  7th day of ganpati visarjan 17 Thousand kg nirmalya collected  
Sept 24, 2015
  7th day of visarjan 16 Thousand kg. nirmalya Collected  
Sept 19, 2015
  Swach ready for nirmalya collection.  
Sept 18, 2015
  Nirmalya collection of initiative to swach  
  Maharashtra Times
Sept 04, 2015
  Nirmalya project call for volunteers  
  I am dna of Pune
Sept 04, 2015
  Be a swach volunteer, help collect nirmalya during Ganesh visarjan  
  The Times of India
Sept 03, 2015
  Ganeshotsav `nirmalya' target higher  
  Sakal Times
July 25, 2015
  The PMC to finally set up garbage shed on Baner Road  
  Sakal Times
August 15, 2015
  The Fees hiked for trash collection  
  The Indian Express
August 14, 2015
  The SWACH is the first co-operative of wastepickers in the country  
  The New York Times
JULY 29, 2015
  Scavengers Are India's Real Recyclers  
  From A Ragpicker To An International Labour Speaker, Here's Suman More's Inspiring Journey!  
  Loksatta 29.04.2015  
  Times of India 29.03.15
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  The Indian Express 6.11.14
Swach gets parliamentary committee's thumbs-up
  The Indian Express 31.10.14
Waste-picker from city attends international convention, meets Pope Francis
  Sakal Times 07.11.14
Meeting Pope was memorable : Waste picker Rebecca
  Times News Network
Waste collector from city meets Pope Francis
  DNA 5.11.14
From rags to recognition : A waste picker's struggle for basic rights
  DNA 3.11.14
For ragpickers, Pope is their hope
  Surfing their way into the mainstream  
  Midday 17.10.14
They plan to beat music out of junk
  Loksatta 02.09.14
Remember to give your Nirmalya to Swach members
  TOI 20.08.14
Change mindsets to change cities say wastepickers
  The Indian Express 13.08.14  
  Waste pickers demanding pre-matric scholarship for their kids end strike  
  TOI 09.08.14  
  Pune Municipal Corporation not providing gear: SWaCH  
  TOI 06.05.14  
  SWaCH to scale up e-waste collection  
  HINDU Survey of Environment 2013
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  Midday 26.06.13
NGOs tie up with schools for environmental awareness
  IE 12.07.13
Green school programme launched to spread awareness among school children
  N Y Times blog
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  HT 06.07.13
South Civic body eyes Pune Model for garbage solution
  TOI 06.07.13
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