Condemnation of the brutal killing of waste-picker Mukesh Vaniya in Rajkot & demand for immediate action to be taken against those responsible behind the killing

Dated:25th May 2018   To Shri Narendra Modi Prime Minister Government of India New Delhi -Copied to Union Home Ministry & Chief Minister’s Office, Gujarat Subject: Condemnation of the brutal killing of waste-picker Mukesh Vaniya in Rajkot & demand for immediate action to be taken against those responsible behind the killing Respected Sir According to … Continue reading Condemnation of the brutal killing of waste-picker Mukesh Vaniya in Rajkot & demand for immediate action to be taken against those responsible behind the killing

The Journey of Shillong’s Waste-pickers to become Compost Suppliers to Meghalaya Raj Bhawan

Guest-post by Iainehskhem Self-Help Group, Shillong In a long while, we sometimes come across change-makers in society from simple unassuming persons. This is a story of a few hitherto unknown persons who collected bits and pieces of discarded waste items from Marten Dumping yard to fend for themselves and their families. They collected all items … Continue reading The Journey of Shillong’s Waste-pickers to become Compost Suppliers to Meghalaya Raj Bhawan

Informal Workers’ Narratives is a Platform for Dialogue and to Create Solidarities

Kabir Last year on 2nd June, in India Habitat Centre, Alliance of Indian Wastepickers organized Waste Narratives with wastepickers as panelists. Someone* in the audience asked the panelists- how does it feel to be working as an unacknowledged, invisible worker? My colleague, member of wastepickers cooperative SwaCH, Pune, in impeccable Marathi responded saying- we are … Continue reading Informal Workers’ Narratives is a Platform for Dialogue and to Create Solidarities