Bangalore’s waste-pickers hope the new decade will be on their side

Junaid ul Shafi & Nalini Shekar The year 2020 was catastrophic for all sectors of the global economy, but the informal economy was most impacted. The pandemic and lockdown destroyed the livelihoods of those working in informal recycling. In those turbulent times, Hasiru Dala stood with waste-pickers and other informal workers. It ensured that no … Continue reading Bangalore’s waste-pickers hope the new decade will be on their side

Post-COVID 19 lockdown forecast for the informal recycling sector and suggestive interventions to help in the long term

Kabir Arora 1. Preference may be given to waste to energy over recycling The recycling industries across the world and in India are completely shut. The supply chains of materials for recycling have been disrupted. Waste management has been identified as essential services. Waste is being collected from households. In the cities where segregation is … Continue reading Post-COVID 19 lockdown forecast for the informal recycling sector and suggestive interventions to help in the long term

Suggestions for being considerate to the needs of migrant workers, single women, children and the aged in the COVID 19 relief operations

06 April 2020 To Shri B. S. Yediyurappa Honourable Chief Minister Government of Karnataka Bengaluru Subject: Suggestions for being considerate to the needs of migrant workers, single women, children and the aged in the COVID 19 relief operations Respected Sir We appreciate the COVID 19 relief operations undertaken by the Government of Karnataka and Bruhat … Continue reading Suggestions for being considerate to the needs of migrant workers, single women, children and the aged in the COVID 19 relief operations

Include waste-pickers and informal waste collectors in the INR 50 lakh insurance cover programme rolled out for the health-care workers

2nd April 2020 To Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman Honourable Union Finance Minister New Delhi Subject: Inclusion of sanitation workers including waste-pickers and informal waste collectors in the INR 50 lakh insurance cover programme rolled out for the health-care workers. Respected Madam We the members of the Alliance of Indian Wastepickers, welcome the relief package announced by … Continue reading Include waste-pickers and informal waste collectors in the INR 50 lakh insurance cover programme rolled out for the health-care workers