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

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