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.