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

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

All the Dry Waste Collection Centres in Bangalore should be Operated by the Waste-pickers

To The Commissioner Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Bengaluru. Memorandum We the wastepickers and itinerant buyers and small scrap dealers ask and demand that our livelihoods be protected by integrating us into the solid waste management system of the city. We are listing the reasons why we form skilled labour and how we support the … Continue reading All the Dry Waste Collection Centres in Bangalore should be Operated by the Waste-pickers

Waste-pickers Demand Inclusion in Social Welfare Measures, Access to Housing and Dignity

Memorandum submitted to Mr. U.T. Khader, Minister of Urban Development & Housing, Karnataka; Mr. R. Sampath Raj, Mayor of Bengaluru; Ms. Sowmya Reddy, Member of Legislative Assembly, Karnataka, representing Jayanagara; Mr. Manjunath Prasad, Commissioner of Bengaluru. The memorandum was submitted on the occasion of Hasiru Habba, an annual gathering of waste-pickers in Karnataka, where more … Continue reading Waste-pickers Demand Inclusion in Social Welfare Measures, Access to Housing and Dignity