Waste Narratives- An Evening of Celebration & Solidarities @ India Habitat Center on 2nd June, 2016

Organized by Alliance of Indian Wastepickers in Collaboration with India Habitat Center Alliance of Indian Wastepickers is happy to invite you for ‘Waste Narratives’ being organized at India Habitat Center. Waste Narratives is an evening of celebration of solidarities and comprises of public reading of Bicycle Dreaming with the author Mridula Koshy and interspersed by … Continue reading Waste Narratives- An Evening of Celebration & Solidarities @ India Habitat Center on 2nd June, 2016

Revised Solid Waste Management Rules Mandate Inclusion of Wastepickers!

The recently released Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 are a matter of celebration. They acknowledge the contribution of wastepickers in keeping our cities clean. Prescriptions are made for the inclusion of waste pickers and informal waste workers (identified as informal waste collectors) in waste management services. There are few flaws in the given document, those … Continue reading Revised Solid Waste Management Rules Mandate Inclusion of Wastepickers!

Include wastepickers for the proposed pension programme

  To   Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot Honourable Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Government of India. Subject: Inclusion of wastepickers for the proposed pension programme to be announced on 125th anniversary of Baba Saheb Ambedkar Dear Sir, We acknowledge and are grateful for your ministry’s initiative to include children of wastepickers in the scholarship … Continue reading Include wastepickers for the proposed pension programme

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