Support for Restoration of Burnt Dry Waste Collection Centre Operated by Wastepickers in Bengaluru

On the evening of 27th June 2017, a Dry Waste Collection Centre* (located in Ward number 161, near Gowdanapallya Kere) operated by erstwhile wastepicker Kumar Shankar caught fire. At the point, the centre was hosting approximately 1.5 to 2 tonnes of sorted waste material that was worth INR 30,000 and ready to be sold to … Continue reading Support for Restoration of Burnt Dry Waste Collection Centre Operated by Wastepickers in Bengaluru

Bangalore’s Wastepicker Appeals to World Governments for Recognizing the Contribution of Wastepickers in New Urban Agenda

Indira, wastepicker from Bengaluru, made a passionate plea to world governments for recognizing contributions of wastepickers in ‘New Urban Agenda‘ during an event organized on the sidelines of United Nations (UN) Habitat III Prepcom at Surabaya, Indonesia. She emphasized on the fact that wastepickers keep the city clean. They save municipal corporations and local governments … Continue reading Bangalore’s Wastepicker Appeals to World Governments for Recognizing the Contribution of Wastepickers in New Urban Agenda

Migrant Wastepicker Managing Discards of Bangalore- Ajay’s Story

Lakshmi Karunakaran & Kabir Arora A huge loss in his pressure cooker manufacturing factory and the financial crisis that followed made Ajay a migrant, or footloose informal worker. Eight years ago, he moved from Delhi to Bangalore. Having to start life from scratch, he became a waste picker. Bangalore offered him the veil of anonymity … Continue reading Migrant Wastepicker Managing Discards of Bangalore- Ajay’s Story

Issues Of Pourkarmikas- Sanitary Workers Need To Be Addressed For Efficient Waste Management

Bangalore with a population of 95 lakh, spread over 800 sq. kilometers produces approximately 3000 tons of waste every day. The estimates of waste generation are not accurate, and can go upto 4000-6000 tons a day. The responsibility for the proper handling, collection, transportation and disposal of waste in the city lies with the Bruhat … Continue reading Issues Of Pourkarmikas- Sanitary Workers Need To Be Addressed For Efficient Waste Management