Bringing synergies between India’s climate action & Swach Bharat Abhiyaan is must

With world governments meeting in Paris later this year for deciding on global climate agenda, mitigation and adaptation are going to be buzzwords of the day. Many think these are mere talks, with no actual outcome in hand. For that perception to fade, in the year 2007, at Bali, world governments agreed to come up … Continue reading Bringing synergies between India’s climate action & Swach Bharat Abhiyaan is must

Pimpri -Chinchwad Wastepickers Win Minimum Wage Battle

The members of Kagad, Kach, Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP) – wastepickers have been providing waste management services to the residents of Pimpri Chinchwad for years from now. The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation dishonored their services by not adhering to Minimum Wage Act. This agitated the wastepickers. They protested, met elected representatives to take up the … Continue reading Pimpri -Chinchwad Wastepickers Win Minimum Wage Battle

117 Children of Wastepickers Receive Scholarships Issued by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

117 children of wastepickers in Bangalore receive scholarships worth INR 216,450.  The scholarship programme is initiated by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment at the Union Government level and is extended to all pre-matriculation students- children of parents engaged in ‘unclean occupation’. When the scholarship programme was rolled out, government didn’t include wastepicking as an … Continue reading 117 Children of Wastepickers Receive Scholarships Issued by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Demands of Wastepickers Addressed to Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Karnataka

To Hon. Shri. U. T. Khader Minister for Health and Family Welfare Vikas Soudha Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru.   Memorandum Wastepickers and scrap dealers are self employed workers in the informal economy who earn their livelihood from the collection and sale of recyclable waste. They collect discarded materials that have zero value and convert it … Continue reading Demands of Wastepickers Addressed to Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Karnataka