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Bhalswa today is an urbanscape perturbed by waste. A seemingly unsurmountable problem, waste seems to affect everything and everyone, spanning concerns on housing, real estate, environment,
There's worth in waste.
Worth in Waste, WoW, is a program to pilot decentralised waste management at Bhalswa Dairy, as a means to close the loop, and improve livability. The program aspires to create a visible change for the communities living at Bhalswa through placemaking and light infrastructural interventions.
The program commences with engaging the community by addressing their concerns through best practices in decentralised waste management to help the people realise its benefits, including those pertaining to health, environment, and local economy. As a means to address a diverse audience is the intent to partake in a set of workshops with young children at the local primary school, and with adults through public workshops and focused group discussions with Residential Welfare Organisations.
Through previous research, Better Bhalswa has been able to thematise the area’s waste and identify action agencies and stakeholders towards remediation. In co-creating the program, we have initiated a dialogue with the following stakeholders to be mobilised through the program.
The program commences with engaging the community by addressing their concerns through best practices in decentralised waste management. These workshops are intended to help the people realise the benefits of waste management, including those pertaining to health, environment, and local economy.
Sessions and Training Workshops
B for Bhalswa
Hands-on workshops with school children on the environmental condition of Bhalswa and its impact on their living, followed by co-creation of Floating Wetlands and development of dung products.
₹ in Dung
Setting up of dung-to-log machines for the economic benefit of the community while addressing problems associated with waste.
Better through Waste
Demonstration of best practices towards waste management through participatory design and placemaking initiative.
To apply as a participant, click here.
To read more about WoW, click here.
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