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Waste to Wealth

About The Mission

The Waste to Wealth Mission, spearheaded by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India (O/o PSA), aims at strengthening the waste management system in India by identifying and validating innovative technology solutions and models to achieve a zero landfill and zero waste nation. In line with its vision, the Mission has taken several initiatives in different areas of waste management, including technology demonstrations in multiple waste management domains, community engagement and development of an online portal which will act as a reference for all stakeholders including urban local bodies, government departments, technology companies, investors and citizens looking for comprehensive information on waste management technologies, policies and investment opportunities.


  • To identify and validate innovative technologies that can help create a cleaner and greener environment in a sustainable way.
  • To boost and augment the Swachh Bharat Mission and Smart Cities Project by leveraging science, technology, and innovation.
  • To create ready reckoners for waste management so best practices can be shared.
  • To drive community initiatives in the area fo waste management to drive behavioral change.


Highlights of Initiatives Under Waste To Wealth Mission

Technologies Evaluated
Technologies Demonstrated on Ground
Technologies Displayed on Portal
Policies & Guidelines on Portal
Open Dumpsites Converted Into Waste Processing Sites
Waste Removed From Two Open Drains
Citizens Sensitized In Waste Management
Fellows Engaged Across The Country

Innovation Challenges

Period: 15 June -15 July 2020

The W2W mission invited technology applications from startups, corporates, and entrepreneurs from research institutions to address the challenge of safe collection, disposal/ treatment of large volumes of bio-medical waste being generated during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The solutions were sought in areas such as standalone waste disposal units which convert the waste to energy with further possibility to install these standalone units in housing complexes, markets, etc. Innovations & solutions which can be deployed immediately, with the prototype to be collection-cum-disposable unit in one, were sought.

The Biomedical Waste Treatment Innovation Challenge Panel assessment had followed a multi-staged process through an Expert Committee formed for this project under the guidance of the Office of PSA. We had received an overwhelming response of 460 applicants out of which 8 finalists were selected.

The Waste to Wealth Mission is currently working with one of the finalists, GD Environmental Pvt. Ltd., for demonstration and piloting support. A 150 kg/h gasifier has been deployed at Decentralized waste management technology park, Jafrabad for gasification of municipal solid waste (including COVID-19 waste) and is being explored for possible conversion to energy.

Segregation of Municipal Solid Waste using XAPER system
Waste to Wealth | DD Kisan edition of DM-80 Cleaning 3 km Barapullah drain | 'Krishi Vishesh
PSA's Interview on Waste to Wealth Mission with DD Kisan

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