SWACH Prabhag Coordinators

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


Zone Ward Name Prabhag No Prabhag Coordinator Name Phone Number 
Zone1 Aundh 6 Kshiteej Jogdand 7030901983
Zone1 Aundh 7 Sangita Pujari 9765405478
Zone1 Aundh 8 Rama Savargave  7066032981
Zone1 Aundh 9 Rajshri Injamuri 7030901991
Zone1 Aundh 10 Swati Pasalkar 9765405453
Zone1 Ghole Road 11 Padmini Kamble 7030902003
Zone1 Ghole Road 12 Sainath Sapkal 9168658330
Zone1 Ghole Road 13 Vijay Pende 7066032976
Zone1 Ghole Road 24 Savita Khade 9168658292
Zone1 Ghole Road 25 Snehal Wagh 9168658321
Zone1 Ghole Road 36 Hema Bhalerao 9168658322
Zone1 Kothrud 26 Gopinath Sawant 9168658289
Zone1 Kothrud 27 Nitin Madane 9168658286
Zone1 Kothrud 28 Pradnya Nagtilak 7030911392
Zone1 Kothrud 29 Shital Kadu 9765999530
Zone1 Kothrud 34  
Zone1 Warje Karvenagar 30 Nikita Gurav 7066032973
Zone1 Warje Karvenagar 31 Swati Patil 7030901999
Zone1 Warje Karvenagar 32 Rajendra Pachange 7066032975
Zone1 Warje Karvenagar 33
Zone1 Warje Karvenagar 35 Balasaheb Kamble 7030901984
Zone2 Dhole Patil 20 Suvarna Ebhad 7066032978
Zone2 Dhole Patil 21 Paurnima Ovhal 7066032974
Zone2 Dhole Patil 22 Vaishali Supe 9168658294
Zone2 Dhole Patil 23 Jaydeep Pagare 9168658325
Zone2 Dhole Patil 40 Prajakta Ramdas Lende 9168658284
Zone2 Nagar Road 2 Chandrakant Thorat 7066032988
Zone2 Nagar Road 3 Rahul Sapkal 7030901993
Zone2 Nagar Road 4 Tejashree Shinde 9168658319
Zone2 Nagar Road 17 Yashwant Janave 9168658324
Zone2 Nagar Road 18 Archana Bhorde 91686658314
Zone2 Nagar Road 19 Uttara Uttam Kale 9168658300
Zone2 Yerwada 1 Afroz Shaikh + Dipali Chougule 9168658288 + 9168658318
Zone2 Yerwada 5 Nirmal Koshti 7030901987
Zone2 Yerwada 14 Chanchal Koshti 7030901979
Zone2 Yerwada 15 Chanchal Koshti 7030901979
Zone2 Yerwada 16 Suprabha Ingale  7030902009
Zone3 Bhawani Peth 39 Anand Gaikwad 7030901971
Zone3 Bhawani Peth 47 Pooja Sankhe 9168658299
Zone3 Bhawani Peth 48 Meenakshi Choudhary 9552021909
Zone3 Bhawani Peth 59 Anita Tilekar 9766728025
Zone3 Bhawani Peth 60 Kapilesh More 9168658320
Zone3 Bhawani Peth 65 Asha Kadam 9602765170
Zone3 Kasba Vishram 37 Yuvraj Pawar 7066032974
Zone3 Kasba Vishram 38 Zakir Inamdar 7030901978
Zone3 Kasba Vishram 49 Devendra Shenre 9168658291
Zone3 Kasba Vishram 50 Pooja Khandezod 9763371513
Zone3 Kasba Vishram 51 Rajendra Mansar 7030901989
Zone3 Kasba Vishram 58 Avinash Khandelkar 7030902008
Zone3 Sahakar Nagar 57 Amruta Kirad 9168658293
Zone3 Sahakar Nagar 66 Ramesh Umrani 9168658296
Zone3 Sahakar Nagar 67 Bhagyashree Patole 7066032979
Zone3 Sahakar Nagar 68 Dhananjay Kamble 9765405462
Zone3 Tilak Road 52 Pratibha Dhule 7030901994
Zone3 Tilak Road 53 Priyanka Potte 7030902010
Zone3 Tilak Road 54 Namita Ingale 9765999502
Zone3 Tilak Road 55 Abhijit Khandagale 9765405450
Zone3 Tilak Road 56 Sonal Jhadav 7030901982
Zone4 Bibvewadi 64 Rohan Bojja 7030902006
Zone4 Bibvewadi 70 Mukesh Samukhrao 9767575867
Zone4 Bibvewadi 71 Supriya Waghmare 9168658326
Zone4 Bibvewadi 72 Shweta Gaikwad 7030901973
Zone4 Dhankawadi 69 Suvarna Waghmare 7030901977
Zone4 Dhankawadi 73 Prasanna Yewalkar 7066032983
Zone4 Dhankawadi 74 Saroj Paikrao 7030901990
Zone4 Dhankawadi 75 Avinash Trimukhe 9168658285
Zone4 Dhankawadi 76 Neha Ambadas Saikar 9028818352
Zone4 Hadapsar 42 Dattatray Jadhav 9168658309
Zone4 Hadapsar 43 Priyanjan Lalsare 7030901974
Zone4 Hadapsar 44 Jayashree Tambde 9168658295
Zone4 Hadapsar 45 Manisha Nimbalkar 7030901975
Zone4 Kondhwa 41 Vishal Adagale 9168658290
Zone4 Kondhwa 46 Sachin Kamble 9168658323
Zone4 Kondhwa 61 Santoshini Bisure 7066032982
Zone4 Kondhwa 62 Rahul Sonawne 9168658317
Zone4 Kondhwa 63 Ajit Doltode 9096186359

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