Initiative, undertaken by Serum Institute of India and Mr. Adar Poonawalla

Bringing Citizens Together
To Make Pune A Litter Free City

Cleaning the city with state-of-the-art technology,
Engaging Communities and volunteers Collaboration

Cyrus Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla
CEO - Serum Institute of India

Adar Poonawalla founded the Clean city initiative in 2015 with the sole purpose of improving the environment and waste management in the city of Pune his home base. He decided to pledge Rs.100 crores to pickup and manage our waste and garbage in the city of Pune. Today we have over 250 trucks/ machines and close to 600 employees for managing this activity covering more than 600 kms of roads in Pune (roughly 60% the city) and in part of Mumbai..

Everyone feels helpless when they see garbage and waste lying on the streets and everyone wants to do something about it, however the solutions to solve these basic problems have always been so complex that many have shied away from addressing them.

The clean city initiative addresses this issue by deploying state of the art machines as it is done in Western countries, which have over the years evolved to a very sophisticated system of waste management using GPS enabled vehicles and mobile application for reporting the waste by citizen.

Equipment deployed include, Electric Vacuum Street Litter Picker, Electric Auto Tipper, Vacuum Litter Picker Mounted on Vehicles, Vacuum Assisted Truck Mounted Road Sweeper, Auto Tippers which uses the best technology to pick up and clear the waste from the streets. Vehicle mounted pothole filling machine to fill potholes in the shortest possible time. These type of equipments are used for the first time in India.

The initiative has gained success with the cooperation of citizens, resident welfare associations, NGOs, civic officials. To further succeed we are carrying out awareness programs in schools, colleges and general public on importance of segregation of waste, we also conduct cleanliness drives at public places including lakes, riverbeds etc.

APCCI has installed a decentralized state of the art drinking water plant, where needy citizen can draw water from ATM (Water) with the use of smart cards. More than 6000 families are accessing safe drinking water.

We hope this initiative in the city of Pune and Mumbai will inspire others to implement such activities in other cities across the country. We appreciate and thank the local civic bodies for their timely help and permissions.


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  • Upload garbage image at the click of a button.
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