About

CDC at a Glance

Origin

CDC is registered under the Public Trust Act 1959, in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Ever since its inception in 1995, CDC has focused on contributing towards evolution of innovative models for scientific and productive management of waste, and community development. In order to help improve the quality of life of urban poor, CDC has been consistently working on exploring new methods. It has worked to build linkages between direct experiences of the communities and the larger contexts of the cities, states and countries.

With a will to make a difference, a team of dedicated and experienced professionals from different walks of life, came together to incorporate Centre for Development Communication. They pooled in the initial operational costs and introduced the organization, their lifetime dream. They started with the waste management campaign in Bapu Nagar area of Jaipur. By 2001, the work expanded to multiple cities, states and national interventions through action organization, capacity building, research and advocacy.

Vision

Help build an altruistic, explicit, gregarious, indoctrinated & equitable community through compassionate & rationale efforts.

Mission

Our elusive & illimitable goal is improvement in quality of life by following a concrete & concerted explicit approach with dedication & determination for the community.

Thrust Areas

  • Urban Environment Management (UEM)
  • Urban Health
  • Livelihood and Institutional Development
  • Self Help Groups (SHGs) & Micro Enterprises
  • Social Security to unorganized Sector
  • Governance & RTI

Milestones

  • Dignified Livelihood creation for 8000+households
  • Providing door to door collection services to over five million houses every day
  • Replacing manually operated equipment with advanced technological equipment and vehicles
  • Livelihood creation initiatives and imparting well-structured knowledge about hygiene amongst rag pickers
  • Promoted social security for street vendors at our current project locations, and promoted their interests in front of the municipalities
  • Recognition by international agencies- UN HABITAT, ECOSOC, and ISWA
  • Developed 50 SHGs comprising of about 600 women waste workers in Nagpur
  • Served 1.4 million meals till date through our initiative- Annakshetra, and reduced about 991.5 units of carbon footprint

Team

Ms. Shivani Rohilla

Company Secretary

Shivani is a qualified Company Secretary. She is responsible for statutory filings and relationships with regulators

Mr. Rakesh Sharma

Manager, Gujrat

Rakesh has extensive experience in driving result oriented projects and managing operations in a variety of terrains.

Uma Maheshwara Reddy

Chief Manager, Andhra

Through his efforts, he has taught CDC about resourcefulness, and has always encouraged us to improve our standards

Sunil Deokule

Senior Manager

As a development manager, Sunil leads his team from the front in delivering effective result to our client organizations

Mr. Chandraprakash

Finance Officer

CP looks after the Finance portfolio. He brings vast experience of working out the intricascies involving project finance, accounting, taxation and auditing.

Mr. Sachin Purohit

Chief Manager, Vidarbha

His extensive experience in the field enables him to deliver optimum results at various project locations.

Mr. Vikas Sharma

Chief Manager, Vidarbha

Vikas has experience of implementing projects in diverse regions. He manages city-wide projects for the group

Mr. Siddhant Agrawal

Senior Consultant, Operations

Siddhant is head of operations and innovation. With his exposure working in international, multi-cultural settings, he is leading CDC to new areas and borders

Mr. Ramesh Kumar

Business Development Executive

Ramesh is a housekeeping and hospitality professional. He drives business development in SME space

Mr. Tosif

Senior Supervisor, Housekeeping

Tosif as a hands-op team player, manages the housekeeping operations

Mr. Samar

Senior Supervisor, STP

Samar brings in the technical know-how of operational dynamics of complex Sewage Treatment Projects

Mr. Laxman

Senior Supervisor, River-front Maintenance

As team leader, Laxman has long experience in organizing and managing complex projects with diverse client needs

Dr. Vidhu Mathur

Senior Consultant Reseach and Development

He brings in long experience in academics and research. He looks after the research documentaiton and development among key CDC's key thrust areas

Trustee

Dr. Vivek Agrawal

Trustee Secretary

He laid the foundation stone for CDC back in 1995. Leaving his practice for working in the field of waste management shows his compassion and understanding of public health.

Mr. Dinesh Agarwal

Trustee

Gynecologist by profession, Dr. Gupta has a huge interest in public health, and understands the importance of waste management when it comes to improving individual and community health

Dr. Vinita Gupta

Trustee

He is a consultant for IPE Global. He has been a promoter and supporter since the inception of the idea of privatizing waste management for improving the services provided to the community

Dr. Rajiv Gupta

Director

A Cardiologist by profession, Dr. Gupta has been associated with CDC through its entire journey. He has been an avid supporter, and a promoter for CDC in all arenas

History

Since our inception in 1995 we have focused on contributing to the evolution of innovative model for the scientific & productive management of waste. We continually exploit new methods to improve the quality of life of urban poor communities. We work to build linkages between direct experiences of communities and the larger contexts of cities, states and countries.

With a will to make a difference, a small team of dedicated and experienced professionals from different walks of life, came together to incorporate the Centre for Development Communication. They pooled in the initial operational costs and had a dream to develop a long lasting venture. With determination and an indomitable will to succeed, they started CDC’s waste management campaign from Bapu Nagar area in Jaipur. Our first project outside Rajasthan was in Bhopal in 1998. Since then, we have come a long way to and worked on projects in 26 different municipalities. To highlight the diversity, we have worked in- Nagpur, Shimla, Daman, Gwalior, Allahabad, Mahindra SEZ (Chennai), Baddi Industrial Area, IIT-Kanpur, and Nanded.

For our diverse socio-economic efforts in managing waste all across India, we were awarded with the UN HABITAT Scroll of Honor Award in 2004. Additionally, our Swachchta Doot Aaple Daari project was selected as the best practice by the UN-HABITAT and the Dubai Municipality in 2006 & 2008. We have also been recognized with the ECOSOC consultative status at the United Nations. Our Trustee Secretary, Dr. Vivek S Agrawal is the Chairman for the Special Technical Committee on Collection and Transportation Technologies at ISWA.

Associate

International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)

The International Solid Waste Association is an international, independent and non-profit making association, working in the public interest to promote and develop sustainable waste management worldwide.

ISWA has members around the world and is the only worldwide association promoting sustainable and professional waste management.

D-waste

D-Waste is a global team of experts, with more than 20 years of experience in waste management. D-Waste provides fully customized, affordable and high quality waste management services through a global network of experts that are available to support clients worldwide.

D-Waste believes that waste management solutions will be finally developed by local stakeholders, institutions, and human resources. For that purpose the aim is to provide suitable consulting to those who need it most.

D-Waste’s philosophy and approach is simple: “we want to make waste management consulting easily accessible and affordable for all those who need it.”

Institute of Development Management (IDM)

Institute of Development Management (IDM) is established with the purpose of enhancing capacity, both individual and organizational, for creating social wealth through virtuous thoughts and actions.

The mission of IDM is to transform the way people envision and manage sustainable development at their individual level. IDM is registered as a ‘not for profit’ Trust in Jaipur, India, anchored by a core team of professionals; functions as a boundary less organization networked with wide range of experienced resource persons specializing in giving down to earth solutions for conceptualization, implementation, and management of social and economic development.

IDM is a knowledge sharing forum, contributing to global level debates about environment and sustainable development. It is open for all to share their views on contemporary developmental issues and enhance knowledge base that can prepare individuals and organizations to meet global challenges.

Kanak Resources Management Limited (KRML)

Kanak Resources Management Ltd (KRML) is a joint venture Company, promoted by IL&FS Environmental Infrastructure and Services Ltd and Centre for Development Communication.

The mission is to provide world class services in collection, segregation, transportation, trading of Municipal Solid Waste using appropriate technology. Some the achievements of KRML are as follows:

  • Open garbage spots have been converted to parking space, tilled and beautified.
  • Recyclable materials trading with value addition due to efficient segregation.
  • Cost saving for municipal body.
  • Livelihood generation of socially weaker section of society.