Gram Swarajya Samiti Ghoshi (GSSG)

WASH initiatives in urban areas


Community development/stakeholders engagement Program:-

Rapid and unplanned process of urbanization has created such type of situation under which a large section of urban population live without provision of safe drinking water and proper sanitation facilities including lack of SLWM (Solid and liquid Waste Management) facility. Due to this reason number of slums in Bihar is increasing and slum dwellers are compelled to live under extremely unhygienic condition which is basic reason of their low health status and it causes increased expenditure on medical treatment and even loss of productivity. GSSG as an organization understood this fact and diversified its software activities in urban areas of Patna and Jehanabad district and efforts were made to sensitized ULBs officials, district administration on concerned issues of WASH and start community awareness and stakeholders engagement initiatives. Behavior change communication among people for prevention from diseases. Organization worked with twin strategy under which process of advocacy from block to the district level was sustained and behavior change communication was done among general public.

We had have been pioneer in implementation of innovative program that address   socio-economic challenges of targeted community. Some of our mile stone community development program that brought meaningful change in lives of our people are as following:

Thematic Areas- Solid Waste Management Program:- 

  1. “Supporting Local Authorities for Accountable, Responsive and Transparent systems in Solid Waste Management in Bihar” Supported by European Union in collaboration with Aga Khan Foundation (UK)

Core Objective of the program:-

  • Engagement and capacity building of key stakeholders for sustainable solid waste management initiative.
  • Development of robust, sustainable and environmentally viable model for effective SWM in urban areas.
  • Increased citizen engagement in SWM. 
  • Improve capacity amongst ULBs for effective delivery/grievance redressal for SWM services. 
  • Establishing formal linkages with market for dry waste/compost for improve livelihood opportunity. 

Geographical Coverage:

  • Intensively three ULBs (Danapur Nizamat, Phulwarisharif and Khagaul NP) in Patna district.
  • Extensively : Jehanabad and Arwal Nagar Parishad. 

Key Activities perform:

  1. Training and capacity building of key stakeholders like- frontline sanitation workers, rag pickers, waste pickers, SHG members etc. 
  2. To establish Mini segregation cum composting centre and material recovery facility centre in ULBs.
  3.  Community Awareness on SWM code of conduct through door to door visit, Nukkad Natak, Canopy meeting, IEC material distribution for source segregation and home composting.
  4. Identification and training of citizen leaders.
  5. Meeting with Resident Welfare Association 
  6. Organizing public hearing, downgliding Swachhta apps for to straighten grievance redressal mechanism. Training and capacity building of ULBs officials for smooth service delivery, documentation, need based planning and in budgeting process. 
  7. Meeting with SHG groups, scrap dealers and develop linkages with the Nursery owner for the marketing to generate livelihood. 


  1. Waste Segregation at Source- 70%
  2. Total Citizen leaders identified- 5283, Total trained- 3127 
  3. Home Composting- 3384
  4. Temple composting- 33
  5. Scrap dealers identified- 93
  6. Rag pickers identified- 290
  7. Established and operational unit of MRF center and Mini segregation center at ULBs level- (MRF-02 unit, Mini Segeregation-02 unit)
  8. Out reach of Waste collection services to house hold- 80%

(Mass Awareness through Canopy)                  (AKF UK officials visited MRF Center)                (SHG women’s are segregating waste at MRF Center)

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