Zero Waste Lalitpur Metro City

With the increasing urbanization, there is an increase in the amount of waste generated. Management of waste has been a challenge all around the world. Likewise, waste management is a critical issue for Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC). The absence of a good and proper waste management system causes pollution, which adversely impacts human health, the environment, and the earth. Effective waste management is among the priorities of LMC.

To achieve efficient waste management, LMC plans to adopt the principles of Zero Waste in its waste management system. Zero waste follows the 3R principle- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle and aims to reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill. 'Zero Waste Lalitpur' will begin as a pilot study in Ward no. 19 and will be slowly expanded in all 29 wards of the metropolitan city. 'Zero Waste Lalitpur' can only be successful through the cooperation and active participation of the communities. Thus, to make the community aware of zero waste, LMC, Ward no. 19 and Pragya Seeds Nepal following activities:

  • Resource person training on zero waste for its community volunteers from Poush 8 to Poush 10 (December 23 to December 25).
  • Door to Door activities on source segregation January – February 2023.
  • Cleaning campaign and stop using plastic rally February 2023.
  • Green Entrepreneurship training to community women and youth March 2023.
  • Material recovery activities April 2023

We wish everyone to support us and make 'Zero Waste Lalitpur' effective.

शून्य फोहोर ललितपुर

फोहोरलाई समयमै राम्ररी व्यवस्थापन गरेन भने एउटा कुराले अर्को कुरा निम्त्याउँछ र प्रदूषण फैलिन्छ जसले हाम्रो स्वास्थ्य, वातावरण, र पृथ्वीलाई नराम्रो असर पर्छ । ललितपुर महा नगरपालिका आफ्नोफोहोर व्यवस्थापनलाई व्यवस्थित गर्न शून्य फोहोरको सिद्धान्त (Zero Waste Principle) पालना गर्न गइरहेको छ ।

शून्य फोहोर भन्नाले समझदारी पूर्ण बनाइएको योजनाहरू जसमा मानव कुशलता र वस्तु स्रोतको सदुपयोग बारेमा सिद्धान्तहरू छन्, जसले अनावश्यक वस्तुलाई फोहोर हुनबाट जोगाउँछ । यस शून्य फोहोर कार्यक्रमको सुरुवात वडा नं. १९ बाट हुन गइरहेको छ र आउँदो पुस ८ देखि पुस १० वडा नं. १९ का नागरिक समूहलाई शून्य फोहोरको तालिम दिन गइरहेको छ । महा नगरपालिकाको यस कार्यक्रमलाई सफल बनाउन सम्पूर्ण नागरिकहरूको भूमिका महत्त्वपूर्ण भएकोले सबैलाई महा नगरपालिकालाई सहयोग गर्न आग्रह गर्छौं।


Project 1: Let’s Clean Kathmandu and make it a zero waste city.

Kathmandu with its population of around 2.5 million people is known as one of the dirtiest capital in the world.

Lack of proper resources and waste management causes significant environmental problems and public health issues. A direct consequence is the regular accumulation of wastes in the streets, which causes poor hygienic conditions as well as bad smells.

The objective of the project is to improve the environment of Kathmandu through behavior changes towards waste and improved waste management practices. It will start in Bouddhanath and be extended to all Kathmandu after 5 years.

Pilot project in Bouddhanath and Alapot (Sundarijal)

Pragya Seeds supports local women of Alapot in using organic discards of Bouddhanath to improve their livelihood.

Local women will own a plant, which will produce compost and electricity used for farming activities and house lighting.

4. Capacity Building Programs for employees, volunteers and people involved 5. Establishing discard handling systems and (improved) Resource Recovery Facilities 6. Developing a management and monitoring system Local women will start eco farming activities with the support of local Microfinance institution.


To make it possible…

  • Pragya Seeds provides support to Garbage collectors and Bouddhanath inhabitants in the implementation of a segregation based waste collection system.
  • Pragya Seeds conducts awareness and education activities for local community and institutions (schools,monasteries, youth clubs, women organisations,…).
  • Pragya Seeds works on the construction of a biogas and composting plant in Sundarijal
  • Pragya Seeds works on the improvement of farming activities in Sundarijal through improved access to energy and green fertilizers.



Project 2: Pragya Seeds second project is Towards Zero Waste Sauraha

The Bachhauli VDC(Sauraha) is located in Inner-Terrai lowlands of the Chitwan District in the Narayani Zone of south-central Nepal, 85 KM SE of the capital city Kathmandu. The Bachhauli VDC lies north and east of Chitwan National Park (CNP), and one of the major rivers of Nepal, the Rapti River lies between Bachhauli VDC and CNP. A trained member of Zero Waste Himalayas (ZWH) and an active local resident of Sauraha, Mr. Surendra Chaudary, requested Pragya Seeds Nepal to introduce Zero Waste in his village in the Bachhauli VDC.

This led to the startup of a “Towards Zero Waste Sauraha” program. Pragya Seeds visited Sauraha again in November and established a Core Team, Technical Advisory Group and a Resource Team from local members. With the help of the VDC secretary and local committee members, Pragya Seeds Nepal performed research and prepared this approach paper. Pragya Seeds established Zero waste centerin sauraha March 2013 and trained local women and youth with sustainable zerpo waste products with waste tailoring cloth, old news paper and many more.

Project future plan: 1. Capacity Building Programs for employees, volunteers and people involved 2. Establishing discard handling systems and (improved) Resource Recovery Facilities 3. Developing a management and monitoring system

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