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

ಗೌರವಯುತವಾಗಿ ಕಾಗದ ಆಯುವವರು – ಹಸಿರು ಹಬ್ಬ, 2015/ Celebrating Wastepickers- Hasiru Habba, 2015

Last two years have provided great opportunities for waste-pickers, the green crusaders in Bangalore to demonstrate their professionalism in providing waste management services to the city and its citizens. This is only a sprout which will grow into a tree in the coming years. To celebrate their work and contribution in making the city clean, … Continue reading ಗೌರವಯುತವಾಗಿ ಕಾಗದ ಆಯುವವರು – ಹಸಿರು ಹಬ್ಬ, 2015/ Celebrating Wastepickers- Hasiru Habba, 2015

1071 Wastepickers Enrolled in Rashtriya Swasthya Beema Yojna

Kiningkambe and Kabir Karnataka labour welfare department begins enrollment for Rashtriya Swasthya Beema Yojna -RSBY (National Health Insurance Scheme). 1071 wastepickers in Bangalore have been listed for the scheme. The enrollment is being facilitated by local membership based organizations of informal economy workers (un-organized sector) including Hasiru Dala. In the current enrolment drive- Hasiru Dala plans to … Continue reading 1071 Wastepickers Enrolled in Rashtriya Swasthya Beema Yojna