Hasiru Dala

Empowers waste workers in the city of Bengaluru to have valid identities, sustainable wages, entitlements and enabling their children with access to education through various interventions

  • Started: 2011
  • Bangalore, Karnataka


Hasiru Dala, which translates to ‘Green Force’ in Kannada, is a social organisation that works to better the living conditions of waste workers primar Read moreily in the city of Bengaluru. It is working on multiple initiatives to ensure livelihoods, affordable housing, social security, skill development, healthcare, waste management and education to the children of waste workers through its Buguri Children’s Programme.


  • Livelihoods
  • Housing
  • Skill Development

Sub Sectors

  • Health & Family Welfare
  • Poverty
  • Women Empowerment
  • Youth
  • Informal Education

Demographies Served

  • Youth
  • Children
  • Waste Workers


Hasiru Dala has impacted over 3700 children of waste pickers who have been supported by the Buguri Children’s program, over 11300 waste pickers have been given occupational identity cards in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and more than 840 million annually saved for the local government by 15,000 waste pickers in Bengaluru.


  • Hasiru Mane Programme

    Mysore, Tumkur, Chamrajnagar, Chitradurga, South Kannada, Davangere, Dharwad, Bangalore, Kolar

    The Hasiru Mane or Green home programme of Hasiru Dala focuses on supporting waste pickers to realise their dream of owning a house at an affordable cost. It partners with State Government agencies to identify land and get them allotted to the waste pickers and also provision for zero-interest finance.

  • Social Security Programme


    Due to the waste pickers being outside the formal waste management space, the organisation found that they do not have access to welfare schemes and Government benefits. Hasiru Dala proceeded to set this right by first getting identity cards issued to the waster pickers followed by establishing proof of residence. This enabled the waste pickers to access various welfare schemes operated by the Government.

  • Training Programmes

    As the waste pickers were an untrained workforce, their contribution to effective waste management was seen to be minimal. The organisation to address this launched certification programmes in partnership with Jain University and the Waste Wise Trust. It has developed a manual for organic waste management and terrace gardening in addition to developing four training manuals on the subject of waste management.

  • The Buguri Children’s Initiative

    Chamrajnagar, Bangalore, Tumkur

    To help the children of waste pickers access quality education and learning facilities the organisation works on several programmes including extending scholarships and educational loans, providing hostel facilities to children who need urgent rehabilitation, setting up community libraries and mobile libraries to reach the underprivileged, imparting life skills through the medium of arts, an annual workshop to bring school drop-outs into the mainstream and conducting the annual read aloud day celebration where volunteers read aloud to children in schools, communities, libraries and public spaces.

  • Livelihoods Programme


    Its livelihood programme sets out to provide dignity of labour to the waste workers. The waste workers were working as an unorganised force collecting and dumping waste. Hasiru Dala is transforming the workforce by training and upgrading waste pickers to become service providers instead.

    It trains the workers in organic waste management, event waste management, and through a certification course enhancing skills of small entrepreneurs in the recycling industry, in collaboration with Waste Wise Trust and Jain University.

    It also advocates for relevant changes in legislation to include waste pickers as a formal workforce providing a stable income for them. It initiated the work of establishing dry waste collection centres in prominent cities of Karnataka considering the social, economic and environmental impacts.

Impact Metrics

  • Persons reached for social security benefits

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2017 1559
    • 2018 4800
    • 2019 1481
    • 2020 255
    • 2021 2893
  • Financial Literacy Training

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019 4
    • 2020 500
    • 2021 238

Leadership Team

  • Anslem Rozario


  • Nalini Shekar

    Co-Founder & Executive Director


Registration Details

  • PAN Card


  • Registration ID
  • VO ID / Darpan ID
  • 12A

    DIT(E)BLR/12A/G-318/AABTH2054C/ITO(E)-1/VOL 2013-14

  • 80G

    DIT(E)BLR/80G/G-468/AABTH2054C/ITO(E)-1/VOL 2103-14

  • FCRA


  • CSR Registration Number



Project Location


708, B2 Sobha Opal, 39th Cross, 18th Main Road, 4th Block Jayanagar

Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

Other Details

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  • Employees



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