During the times of COVID 19, our fundamental duties towards sanitation workers and wastepickers

Pinky Chandran Physical distancing, stocking up on sanitizers, soaps for hand-washing, masks and gloves, hoarding supplies, limiting travel, working from home may be the new normal in being and is seen as an act of being responsible citizens. But pause, take a deep breath and ask yourself- what about the sanitation workers, (pourakarmika/ safai karmacharis), … Continue reading During the times of COVID 19, our fundamental duties towards sanitation workers and wastepickers

Waste-picker & informal waste collectors of India seek safety measures from Indian government to safeguard against COVID 19

To Shri Narendra Modi Honourable Prime Minister of India New Delhi Subject: Safety of the waste-pickers and informal waste collectors during Covid 19 pandemic. Respected Sir We the members of the Alliance of Indian Wastepickers, welcome your address to the nation given on 19th March 2020, where you called sanitation workers defenders of the nation. … Continue reading Waste-picker & informal waste collectors of India seek safety measures from Indian government to safeguard against COVID 19

Informal workers of India seek safety and financial support from the national government to survive Covid 19 Pandemic

Statement of Working Peoples’ Charter on Coronavirus Crisis If India, with its brittle economy and even weaker healthcare infrastructure, is to survive the current Coronavirus pandemic without complete social, economic and physical breakdown, it will require drastic, radical and – most importantly – timely measures that are commensurate with the scale of the crisis. These … Continue reading Informal workers of India seek safety and financial support from the national government to survive Covid 19 Pandemic