Waste-pickers Demand Inclusion in Karnataka’s Waste Management By-laws

The draft by-laws put out by Directorate of Municipal Administration Karnataka has omitted discussion on waste-pickers. Kabir Arora “We are the people in the city who have been doing this (waste management) for a long time. Don’t do the tender. Give the job to us. We have our own self-help group, if you give us … Continue reading Waste-pickers Demand Inclusion in Karnataka’s Waste Management By-laws

Indore Waste Management Model is Incomplete Without Participation of Waste-pickers

Letter by the Alliance of Indian Waste-pickers representatives to municipal authorities of Indore city to include waste-pickers in solid waste management of Indore city. 2nd August 2018 To Mr. Ashish Singh, IAS The Commissioner Indore Municipal Corporation Indore, Madhya Pradesh Copied to: Union Minister of State for  Housing and Urban Affairs, Secretary, Housing and Urban … Continue reading Indore Waste Management Model is Incomplete Without Participation of Waste-pickers

Talking Gender: Waste-pickers Children Open Discussions on Love, Marriage & Bullying

Gender Sensitization Workshop in Buguri Community Library Aruna Manjunath* Buguri (‘Spinning top’ in Kannada) is a community library for the children of the waste-pickers currently in 4 locations in Karnataka- Banashankari and Hebbal in Bangalore, Mysore and Tumkur. Buguri is a Hasiru Dala initiative, a waste-pickers organisation based out of Bangalore. Buguri runs with a … Continue reading Talking Gender: Waste-pickers Children Open Discussions on Love, Marriage & Bullying