Indian Circular Economy Award for Saahas

Indian non-profit company Saahas has won the Indian Circular Economy Award 2019 under the category “Not for Profit“.

The Indian Circular Economy Award, which was launched by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), is India’s exclusive awards program on Circular Economy to identify and reward organizations and individuals in India that have made notable contributions and brought in a change. As reported by Saahas, the company was selected by a jury. “The award was presented by Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog as part of the Circular Economy Symposium 2019, India’s only symposium on Circular Economy,” Saahas gave account.

However, this was not the only prize. In April this year, Sahaas received its first prize in the 3R Excellence Awards for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) under the National Level Category, at the 8th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and Pacific. “This award has been given for exemplary work in the area of Waste Management through 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle),” the non-profit organization underlined.

Saahas was established in 2001 with registration under the Societies Act. Wilma Rodrigues, a formal journalist, founded it to promote waste management practices in alignment with the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000. Headquartered in Bangalore, the company is operational in Gurugram, Surat, Chennai, Hubballi and Ballari. “Over the years, Saahas has been innovating, incubating and propagating waste management programs focused on two key principles of ‘Segregation at Source’ and ‘Decentralized Waste Management’.”

(GR 32019, Page 19, Photo: Saahas)