Daughters & Sons of Shillong’s Wastepickers Got Salaried Jobs in Recycling Industry

Georgina Jarman Lamare & Kabir Arora With the support of the National Safaikarmacharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) and Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) has initiated three- and six-months programme of skill development in plastic processing. The Alliance of Indian Waste-pickers reached out to the … Continue reading Daughters & Sons of Shillong’s Wastepickers Got Salaried Jobs in Recycling Industry

Informal Workers’ Narratives is a Platform for Dialogue and to Create Solidarities

Kabir Last year on 2nd June, in India Habitat Centre, Alliance of Indian Wastepickers organized Waste Narratives with wastepickers as panelists. Someone* in the audience asked the panelists- how does it feel to be working as an unacknowledged, invisible worker? My colleague, member of wastepickers cooperative SwaCH, Pune, in impeccable Marathi responded saying- we are … Continue reading Informal Workers’ Narratives is a Platform for Dialogue and to Create Solidarities

Vijaywada Municipal Corporation Issues Occupational Identity Cards to Wastepickers

Indore, Mysuru, Panvel and Tumakuru are other four cities which have issued ID cards to wastepickers this year Vijaywada Municipal Corporation issued occupational identity cards (IDs) to the wastepickers. Vijaywada is first city in Andhra Pradesh to do so. Corporation has issued 100 identity cards today. In the days to come the number will reach … Continue reading Vijaywada Municipal Corporation Issues Occupational Identity Cards to Wastepickers

Safai Karmachari Corporation Includes Wastepickers as Target Group, 2nd Major Achievement for the Year 2016

National Safai Karmachari Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) has decided to include wastepickers as target group for providing financing and self-development skills. This decision was taken on the direction of Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJE). On 1st June, 2016, Ms. Anita Agnihotri, Secretary, MoSJE met the representatives of Alliance of Indian wastepickers, … Continue reading Safai Karmachari Corporation Includes Wastepickers as Target Group, 2nd Major Achievement for the Year 2016