Demolition of the Homes of Poor at the Complaint of Rich

The residents of a fancy apartment complex in Bellandur (Bangalore), complained to Bengaluru Municipal authorities about the informal residence of working-class (domestic workers, house-keeping staff, security guards and waste-pickers) opposite to their fancy apartments. The accommodation of the poor was an eyesore to look at from their balconies. The poor in their eyes are always … Continue reading Demolition of the Homes of Poor at the Complaint of Rich

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