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

Informal Waste Workers of Bengaluru Cooking Food for All! @ Paradigm Shift- 10/05/2015. Time- 12:30PM

Seva Cafe at Paradigm Shift with informal waste workers from Hasiru Dala Seva Café is an experiment in the shared joy that comes from humble giving and selfless service. As we serve, we internalize the mantra of “Atithi Devo Bhava” which translates to “The Guest is God,” a deep and ancient Indian view that honors … Continue reading Informal Waste Workers of Bengaluru Cooking Food for All! @ Paradigm Shift- 10/05/2015. Time- 12:30PM

Comments For Strengthening Draft E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2015

We are deeply disappointed by E- Waste (Management) Rules, 2015 prepared by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. It clearly shows that Ministry has failed to take a note of existing informality in e-waste management and came up with a set of rules which even before enforcement will fall apart. The given set of … Continue reading Comments For Strengthening Draft E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2015

Suggestions For Strengthening Draft Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2015

We would like to place on record our appreciation to the Ministry for being progressive and recognizing the need “for plastic waste minimization, source segregation, recycling, involving waste pickers, recyclers and waste processors in collection of plastic waste fraction either from households or any other source of its generation or intermediate material recovery facility and … Continue reading Suggestions For Strengthening Draft Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2015