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

Picking through the Memories of Women Wastepickers of Bengaluru

 Madhuri Kamat Five women gather in a room in the office of Hasiru Dala to talk of the life spent wastepicking. Chinnapillai (70), Sharada (60) and Aniyamma (58) have been at it for 45 years, Lakshmi (55) for 30 years while Nadtaimma (72) is still at it even after 40 years. Amidst frequent laughter, their … Continue reading Picking through the Memories of Women Wastepickers of Bengaluru

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