When the Minister read postcards written by waste pickers’ children

Aditya Vyas & Shrenik Mutha Waste pickers and other informal sector waste workers make a living collecting, sorting, recycling, and selling materials that others throw away. They contribute to local economies, public health and environmental sustainability. The vast majority of waste pickers in India are women, and Dalits, who have been invisible to society, faced … Continue reading When the Minister read postcards written by waste pickers’ children

Lockdown Diaries: Relief to the wastepickers in the times of the pandemic

Junaid ul Shafi Introduction The COVID 19 pandemic has forced governments across the globe to shut down their residents into lockdown. In India, the lockdown was announced on the evening of 21st March which led to a humanitarian crisis in several parts of the country. Since then, millions of workers and students are stuck in … Continue reading Lockdown Diaries: Relief to the wastepickers in the times of the pandemic

A teenage life lost, due to the lack of safety measures in Slum Rehabilitation Colony

Lakshmi Karunakaran We at Hasiru Dala are deeply saddened to share the news that Shivanna, 15-year-old son of waste-pickers Venkatesh and Narsamma passed away this morning in a hospital in Tumkur. He lost the battle for his life after struggling for over a week in intensive care units in the hospitals of Bangalore and Tumkur. … Continue reading A teenage life lost, due to the lack of safety measures in Slum Rehabilitation Colony

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