Chintan, New Delhi

Founded in

1999

Working for

Environment and Global Warming

Active In

New Delhi

Affiliations

Google's Global Impact Award 2013
UN-BMW Intercultural Innovation Award 2013
French Republic's Human Rights Award 2014

Chintan , New Delhi

Chintan is a Delhi based NGO founded by Bharati Chaturvedi in 1999 with the intent to reduce waste of all kinds. This local NGO uses waste as a tool to fight poverty, child labor gender-based violence and exclusion, and climate change while creating green livelihoods. Working in the field of environmental protection for over 2 decades now, Chintan manages over 30 tons of solid and electronic waste every day in the Delhi region by doorstep collection, segregation, recycling, and composting.
Chintan, Delhi works with waste recyclers - especially waste pickers - to change the social impact of solid and electronic waste on their lives. From being poisoned by these wastes, they learn to profit from them by working closely with the Chintan team.
As an NGO, Chintan is known for setting up Safai Sena. It is basically an army of cleaners, registered with over 12,000 waste pickers across 3 states in North India. Through local leadership, Safai Sena advocates for the recognition of waste pickers and small traders as a key aspect of waste management in India and against their stigma and exclusion. Chintan supports Safai Sena in its efforts and houses the secretariat in its office.

Support Chintan, Delhi through donations, supplies, and volunteer work to protect the environment in the Delhi NCR region

Physical address: C-14, Lajpat Nagar III, Second Floor,

Contact details: +91-11-2984-2809, info@chintan-india.org  

Official website: https://www.chintan-india.org/

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Founder's vision & message

"The key reason I set up Chintan was that I couldn't find a job that would let me work on the issues that bothered me the most. Chintan began work in 2002: I was the only volunteer. That Chintan even exists is a small miracle, because, for about 8 of these years, I have lived half the time in Delhi and half the time in the USA, Poland, or Pakistan."

Now, Chintan manages over 30 tons of solid and electronic waste every day in the Delhi region by doorstep collection, segregation, recycling, and composting. Support us in protecting the environment, changing the lives of the less privileged, and making an impact on thousands of lives.

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