Who are we?
Swechha is a Delhi based, youth-run and youth-focused NGO, engaged in environmental and social development issues. We strive to inspire action, using awareness, communication, training and advocacy as primary tools. We have three cross-cutting focus areas which run throughout our varied programmes: environment and education, youth and civil society, and active citizenship.
Swechha started as the ‘We for Yamuna’ campaign in 2000, launched by a student volunteer activist group. Since becoming an NGO in 2001, it has been covering more and more environmental issues affecting India. See 'about us' above to find out more.
CNN International has featured two of Swechha's inspiring Influence fellowships - a biogas plant project and a solar lantern project (15th February 2012):
A clip from the immensely successful Yamunotsav concert on 4th June 2011 (World Environment Day) at India Habitat Center, New Delhi: Yamunotsav 2011 (The Raghu Dixit Project | IHC | Yamunotsav | New Delhi 2011 from Akhil Singh on Vimeo).
Through the decade, Swechha has worked with more than 72 national and international organisations: