Most people know Paradeep as a port-township on the coast of Odisha. It is a city with clean and golden beaches and natural creeks. But apart from these aspects Paradeep has another distinction, it is one of the cleanest small cities in India. What is Paradeep’s secret? Paradeep is unique because it has managed to integrate women, the transgender community and rag pickers in to their waste management system. They have set-up a socio-economic model that not only integrates the marginalised but also generates enough revenue to make itself self sufficient.