The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group Director Ms. Bharati Chaturvedi (recommended by overseas office)

To Research Environmental Labour and Economic Perspective in the Informal Recycling Sector in India

Research grant

Project Description
: This cutting-edge research proposal will study 5 diverse cities in India to examine the informal recycling sector’s contribution to mitigate greenhouse gases, their economic contribution to urban cities, relative efficiencies, and legal frameworks in which they operate. It will collaborate with economists, specialists in informal labour and data analysts to innovatively develop and present new data to policy makers and the academic world that will effectively advocate for policies that are inclusive of this sector. The study will enable policy makers to better understand the sector, develop new inter-disciplinary approaches for research and impact the understanding of the sector globally.
Grant year
FY14/3 Research Grants
Grant term
1 years and 11 months
(May 2014 - March 2016)
Grant amount
INR 4,421,500
Activity region
Delhi, Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Nagpur, in Maharasthra, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Gauhati (Assam).
Wastepickers in Bhopura

Overview of the Organization

Director Ms. Bharati Chaturvedi
Director Ms. Bharati Chaturvedi
Chintan was established in December 1999 as a means of addressing issues of sustainable consumption and environmental and social justice. Chintan’s vision is inclusive, sustainable and equitable growth for all. Its mission is to reduce ecological footprints and increase environmental justice through systemic change brought about through partnerships, capacity building at the grassroots, advocacy and research, and sustainable, scalable models on the ground. Chintan works on solid and hazardous waste in order to facilitate cleaner, more sustainable cities and develop green livelihoods for the informal sector.
42 fulltime and 49 part-time staff members and 7 members
Annual operating budget
INR 21,112,000
Tel: +91-9818400007