Aagla-wegla is a Solid Waste Management campaign that aims at promoting the habit of Segregation at Source amongst the citizens of Pune. Its objective is to reduce dumping of solid waste gradually and achieve zero dumping.
The campaign is initiated and implemented by Janwani, a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) wing of the Maratha Chamber of Commerce (MCCIA), Pune. The NGO has collaborated with Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the NGO SWACH for Aagla-Wegla. Creating door-to-door awareness through its — volunteers, strategising on different methodologies for awareness and implementation and monitoring waste collection are the organisation’s primary functions in this campaign.
Janwani ran a pilot Zero Garbage Project in 2011 in Katraj to free the area of chronic dumping spots. Aagla-Wegla will take this initiative on a city-wide level. An important derivative of the campaign is also to recycle the segregated waste.