Incineration of Waste will Throw Marginalized Communities like Yanadis out of Business

Guntur known for its chillies is set to become an important city. Residual state of Andhra Pradesh, after creation of Telangana, has chosen its capital to be in the area between Guntur and Vijaywada. Rapid urbanization is on its way. It is high time that the city starts upgrading its infrastructure and pursues the path … Continue reading Incineration of Waste will Throw Marginalized Communities like Yanadis out of Business

Nelamangala Municipal Council Unanimously Passes Resolution for Inclusion of Wastepickers

Last week, Nelamangala Town Municipal Council general body unanimously passed a resolution for inclusion of wastepickers in waste management. Nelamangala is a small town, located in Bangalore (rural) district, with a population of 37,232.  The city generates around 7 tons of waste a day and has around 80-100 wastepickers. Town Municipal Council has agreed to … Continue reading Nelamangala Municipal Council Unanimously Passes Resolution for Inclusion of Wastepickers

Energy Derived from Muncipal and Solid Waste is Not Renewable

Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014 introduced in the Parliament, last year, leaves more questions than answers. The bill was listed for discussion in Monsoon session. The logjam in both the houses i.e. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, resulted in a complete wash out; as a result the bill may resurface in winter session. It is important … Continue reading Energy Derived from Muncipal and Solid Waste is Not Renewable

Thoughts on the Process of Waste Work: Value and Precarity in Nayandahalli’s Recycling Economy

Notes from Nayandahalli Shreyas Sreenath* “Often, in the red light of a street-lamp Of which the wind whips the flame and worries the glass, In the heart of some old suburb, muddy labyrinth, Where humanity crawls in a seething ferment, One sees a rag-picker go by, shaking his head, Stumbling, bumping against the walls like … Continue reading Thoughts on the Process of Waste Work: Value and Precarity in Nayandahalli’s Recycling Economy