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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