Waste-picker & informal waste collectors of India seek safety measures from Indian government to safeguard against COVID 19

To Shri Narendra Modi Honourable Prime Minister of India New Delhi Subject: Safety of the waste-pickers and informal waste collectors during Covid 19 pandemic. Respected Sir We the members of the Alliance of Indian Wastepickers, welcome your address to the nation given on 19th March 2020, where you called sanitation workers defenders of the nation. … Continue reading Waste-picker & informal waste collectors of India seek safety measures from Indian government to safeguard against COVID 19

Informal workers of India seek safety and financial support from the national government to survive Covid 19 Pandemic

Statement of Working Peoples’ Charter on Coronavirus Crisis If India, with its brittle economy and even weaker healthcare infrastructure, is to survive the current Coronavirus pandemic without complete social, economic and physical breakdown, it will require drastic, radical and – most importantly – timely measures that are commensurate with the scale of the crisis. These … Continue reading Informal workers of India seek safety and financial support from the national government to survive Covid 19 Pandemic

Panchkula’s Wastepickers Left Dumpsite and Now Do Composting

Kabir Arora Last year in July, I received a phone call from Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panchkula. As much as I like to work with municipal officers, it is very rare for me to receive such phone calls. He informed me that they are preparing a delegation of wastepickers from their city. The … Continue reading Panchkula’s Wastepickers Left Dumpsite and Now Do Composting

Mangaloreans Initiate Removal of Plastic Waste from Their Coastline

Rohini Malur When we think of marine/ocean plastic pollution, we think of now-famous images by western photographers – the seahorse coiled around a cotton bud, the turtle with a straw stuck in its nose, causing so much pain and fear. Whales with their bellies full of plastic, and seagulls with their beaks stuck in can … Continue reading Mangaloreans Initiate Removal of Plastic Waste from Their Coastline