About US


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.


  • Dignified Livelihood creation for 20000+households
  • Recognition by international agencies- UN HABITAT, ECOSOC, and ISWA
  • Developed 50 SHGs comprising of about 600 women waste workers in Nagpur
  • 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
  • Served 10.4 million meals till date through our initiative- Annakshetra, and reduced about 9910.5 units of carbon footprint
  • Promoted social security for street vendors at our current project locations, and promoted their interests in front of the municipalities

Trust Areas

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


Centre for Development Communication 16, Shri Gopal Nagar, Gopalpura Bypass, Behind Mahesh Nagar Police Station, Jaipur 302015 INDIA


0141 250 4604

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