• NEPRA FOUNDATION
    An NGO
    working for people
    from bottom of pyramid
    Livelihood
    Generation
    Financial
    Inclusion
    Awareness
    Creation
  • NEPRA FOUNDATION
    An NGO
    working for people
    from bottom of pyramid
    Database
    collection
    Connecting to
    government
    Environmental
    Sustainability

Welcome to Nepra Foundation

Nepra Foundation, established in 2012, a public charitable trust, is registered under Trust Registration Act, 1950. It is a not for profit organization and exclusively working for the up-liftment of and serving the underprivileged rural and urban communities of Gujarat.


Currently, it is mobilizing urban waste pickers in Ahmedabad. Nepra Foundation is keen to deliver its services to larger audience across the globe with right set of collaboration and partnerships from both for profit sector and social enterprises like.


Nepra Foundation is one of the grass root voluntary organizations working for the overall socioeconomic development of rural and urban people with a special focus on Climate change. It owns the responsibility of community development in an obligatory manner. People’s capacity building by creating enabling environment to empower communities is one of the pivotal goals of the organization.


Nepra Foundation integrates with other NGOs and government schemes to diminish the widening gap between informal sector and mainstream society.


PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE 12A and 80G CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION.

Our Vision Mission & Strategy

Vision

“NEPRA Foundation envisions respectful and dignified lives for the waste managers and creating a new era of Zero Waste world.”


Mission

“NEPRA Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to mainstream the waste picker community, with a special emphasis on women and children and to achieve environment justice”


Strategy

Sensitizing people to Reduce & Recycle Waste
Enable poorest poor people to access a dignified livelihood through waste segregation
Enable for profit and public utility departments to minimize their carbon footprint
Enable Reduction in transportation, processing and land filling ie guaranteeing better benefit cost ratio
Improvement in Health & Hygienic life.


Our ongoing Endeavours

  • Every year on Bhadarva Purnima over 15 lakh+ devotees walk to Ambaji Temple. About 10 days of long journey during Ambaji’s Pad Yatra, more than 75 tonnes of waste is generated which leads to adverse effects on soil, water and land.

  • Nepra Foundation is taking the initiative to organize waste collection drive from Ahmedabad on two "Pad Yatra"routes i.e. one route via Mehsana, Visnagar, Kheralu and Danta, and other is via Himmatnagar, Ider, and Khedbrahma.

    DONATION required, VOLUNTEERS required to serve Maa Amba and save Environment. For Donation click here
PREVIOUS YEAR
Last year from Ambaji Pad Yatra, approximately 58,000 kg of waste was collected and sent towards recycling or energy recovery. To read more about the event please click here.
Under ​initiative
& guidance of:
GUJARAT POLLUTION
CONTROL BOARD,
GANDHINAGAR
Sponsored
by:
GUJARAT STATE PLASTIC MANUFACTURERS
ASSOCIATION, AHMEDABAD
& PLASTINDIA FOUNDATION
  • Connecting the waste pickers with the corporate, so that the corporate under the corporate social responsibility get involved in activities like old cloth, books and utensils donation.

  • Facilitating the waste pickers form saving groups, and do inter-loaning. This would help them become accessible to get loan from banks and micro-finance institutions.

  • Linking the waste pickers to the Micro finance institutions in collaboration with NEPRA Resource management Pvt. Ltd.

  • Providing ID cards to the waste pickers to create authenticity and preparing their database. No such database exists up till now; this database can be of great help in the implementation of government schemes or policies.

  • Organizing health camps for the waste picker community.

WET WASTE SOLUTION

Food Waste is India

Did you know that Indians waste as much food as the whole of United Kingdom consumes (CSR JOURNAL, 29th Aug, 2015). The irony is, while India is struggling hard to feed its population, a lot of food is getting wasted.

Wastage is just the beginning, what happens after that is more dreadful. Food waste when reaches the landfill, breaks down to release methane which is a green house gas and is 21 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. Methane is released due to lack of oxygen in the landfill, as well as, food waste being covered with more harmful garbage. At this time, bacteria act on the waste releasing poisonous components in the air. This is the air we breathe in.

Besides, India being a resource deficit country is running short of landfill sites. If we do not act now, soon we would have to find another planet to live in.

Testimonials

For last 20 years I am surviving through waste sorting but first time got informed about all types of plastic materials. - Dashrathbhai   Bopal Village Dumpyard, Ahmedabad
Arrival of BOP services by NEPRA Foundation at our doorstep is enriching our life, because you are enabling us to earn higher. - Miththulal    West Picker, Bopal Chawkdi, Ahmedabad
Now onward, we don't cheat and we do not sell pet bottles filled with water. - Anuben   Chanakyapuri Dumpyard, Ahmedabad.
I know the difference between intact and torn cardboard, not only difference in weight but also intact boxes bring higher income. - Nageshbhai  Chanakyapuri, Ahmedabad.