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Founder Director who started REDS and MSSS and has been instrumental in founding number other non profits in the social arena of Bangalore. He has been the pioneer in promoting a national movement in solid waste management, which incorporates waste pickers as key agents enabling the regular collection and recycling of waste within the neighbourhood communities. He has been Awarded Ashoka social innovator’s fellowship way back in 1989 for the innovative idea. This model of community driven waste management is systematically reduces large quantities of useful, recyclable waste going into massive landfills at the same time integrates marginalized and scattered rag pickers as productive citizens. From his deep understanding of the realities of street children in Bangalore, Anselm Rosario has been able to enter into the slums of Bangalore from there specialized in urban/rural poverty issues, provision of water supply and sanitation, integrated approach to sustainable management of solid waste, to promotion of ecological sanitation and closing of loop waste management systems with subsequent nutrient recycling.

Mr. Harish Babu is a post graduate in sociology and has been involved in development sector for two decades. His exposure to World Bank Aided project on drinking water ad rural sanitation implemented by Karnataka Rural Water Supply and Sanitation agency has helped him in specializing water supply, sanition, rain water harvesting, water quality testing and ecological sanitation. He is well versed in community mobilization, PRA tools, advocacy, lobbying and networking. Based on his competence and expertise, he has chosen as one of the third party evaluator for Nirmal Gram Purskar and Nirmalya Rathna Puraskar in Karnataka. He holds the position of General Secretary as well as Associate Director of the organization has the over all responsibility of water and sanitation related programs of MSSS.

K.GURUDEV is an extra ordinarily talented orator and motivator of public causes. He could captivate the audience for hours together with skill and style in presentation on topics related water and sanitation. He is a frequent speaker in TV shows and radio talks andmuch sought out personality for public functions, conferences and workshops. Known for his passion for identifying stramge happenings in life, he has founded a movement called “Vichitra Vismaya Vishayakalu”. He has been working in both part and full time capacity for the past ten years in the organization


Heads the Finance Department of the organization. She has been associated with MSSS for the past 20 years and handles both finance and administration. Naturally endowed with keen sense for learning, she goes out of the way to learn from peers, conferences and training programs related to her field of involvement. She handles a dedicated team of assistants who ensures dealings of the organization are transparent and accountable.


Mr. Narayan Bhat


Specialized Urban Planning Expert

Mr. Rajaram V.

Vice President

Mr. Harish Babu S

General Secretary

Mr. Bosco Anthony


Ms. Prema Mahantesh


Ms. Sarawathi


Ms. Pankaja


Dr. Pamini R


Mr. Alphonse Gemonie


Our work over the years: MSSS stands for people centred approach which aims at provision of basic need services, poverty alleviation and environmental protection. We stand for people centred approach that is practical, hands on in real time and that which touches people’s lives. We strive to deliver quality service in a local context where a local community sees as tangible benefits.


Network partners

·         Bangalore NGOs Forum for street and working children

·         Member of Favourd Karnataka

·         Member of  FANSA – Fresh Water Action Network – Karnataka Chapter

·         Associate member –CITY NET-Yokohama, Japan

·         Regional Partner with WASTE,  the Netherlands 


·         Bangalore Water Supply & Sewerage Board (BWSSB)

·         Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)

·         Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayati Raj

·         Karnataka Water Supply & Sanitation Agency (KRWSSA)

·         Bangalore Rural Zilla Panchayat

·         Bangalore Urban Panchayat

·         Karnataka Slum Clearance Board


Significant Donors from the past and present:

·         The WASTE, Netherlands

·         Water partners International (USA)

·         Global Communities Partners for Good (Earlier called CHF International, USA)

·         WEIGO

·         FEM Sustainable Social Solutions 

·         Bayers Seeds 

·         Intel

·         Government grants

·         Individual Donors

Our Legal Status:

·         Registered under Karnataka Societies Registration Act

·         Registered under 12 AA  of Income Tax Act of 1961 giving MSSS a status of Non profit

·         Registered under 80G(5)(vi) of Income tax act of 1961

·         Registered under Foreign Contribution and Regulation Act

·         Registered with Niti Ayog

Registered as with EDII – Ministry of Rural Development GOI as Empanelled agency for SVEP implementation