Waste-pickers Demand Inclusion in Social Welfare Measures, Access to Housing and Dignity

Memorandum submitted to Mr. U.T. Khader, Minister of Urban Development & Housing, Karnataka; Mr. R. Sampath Raj, Mayor of Bengaluru; Ms. Sowmya Reddy, Member of Legislative Assembly, Karnataka, representing Jayanagara; Mr. Manjunath Prasad, Commissioner of Bengaluru. The memorandum was submitted on the occasion of Hasiru Habba, an annual gathering of waste-pickers in Karnataka, where more … Continue reading Waste-pickers Demand Inclusion in Social Welfare Measures, Access to Housing and Dignity

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