The State of Waste-pickers Turned Sanitary Workers in 2nd Cleanest City of India: Irregular Salaries, No Occupational Safety Gear and No Medical Leave

The story of the second cleanest city in India-Bhopal and those who keep the city clean. Kabir Arora The waste-pickers turned sanitary workers (Safai Karmacharis) in Bhopal are ill-paid, salary is irregular. They work for long hours and have no provision of medical leave. If skipped the day of work on the account of sickness, … Continue reading The State of Waste-pickers Turned Sanitary Workers in 2nd Cleanest City of India: Irregular Salaries, No Occupational Safety Gear and No Medical Leave

Dry Waste Collection Centres in Bengaluru are a Good Start, Design Changes Need to Be Made to Make Them Function Better

Researchers: Anjanee Patel, Ambrosie, Jaspreet Singh, Indha Mahoor, Nalini Shekar, Karthik Natarajan, Vishwanath C and Xiao-Dong Liu. Bengaluru is the second city in India, after Mumbai to have Dry Waste Collection Centres (DWCCs). The city civic body: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Pallike (Greater Bangalore Municipal Corporation-BBMP) started setting up DWCCs since 2012. The sanctioned number of … Continue reading Dry Waste Collection Centres in Bengaluru are a Good Start, Design Changes Need to Be Made to Make Them Function Better

Daughters & Sons of Shillong’s Wastepickers Got Salaried Jobs in Recycling Industry

Georgina Jarman Lamare & Kabir Arora With the support of the National Safaikarmacharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) and Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) has initiated three- and six-months programme of skill development in plastic processing. The Alliance of Indian Waste-pickers reached out to the … Continue reading Daughters & Sons of Shillong’s Wastepickers Got Salaried Jobs in Recycling Industry

All the Dry Waste Collection Centres in Bangalore should be Operated by the Waste-pickers

To The Commissioner Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Bengaluru. Memorandum We the wastepickers and itinerant buyers and small scrap dealers ask and demand that our livelihoods be protected by integrating us into the solid waste management system of the city. We are listing the reasons why we form skilled labour and how we support the … Continue reading All the Dry Waste Collection Centres in Bangalore should be Operated by the Waste-pickers